Sandusky man arrested for child porn

A Sandusky man was arrested on several first-degree felonies late last week after investigators found alleged child pornography on his computer.

Kevin Lykins, 56, of the 3500 block of Venice Road, was charged with 11 counts each of pandering sexually- oriented matter involving a minor and pandering obscenity involving a minor, according to jail records.

Sandusky police were first tipped off to the case in January 2014, when two of Lykins’ computers and an external hard drive were handed over to the department.

“We received information he had possible child porn on the computers and actually, the computers were turned over to us,” Sandusky police Detective Ken Nixon said.

In the following months, investigators with Internet Crimes Against Children combed through the devices. On the external hard drive and one of the laptops, they ultimately located “several pictures of children in various states of undress,” Nixon said.

The images were then passed on to the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children, which determined that 11 of the individuals pictured on Lykins’s computer were known child porn victims.

Lykins was not made aware of the investigation until Friday, when he was arrested on a 22-count secret indictment issued by an Erie County grand jury.

He is now being held at the Erie County jail on a $330,000 bond.

source:http://www.sanduskyregister.com/news/law-enforcement/7460341