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O'boro man facing over 1,000 counts of child porn appears in court

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James C. Payne. Source: Daviess CO., KY Jail James C. Payne. Source: Daviess CO., KY Jail
OWENSBORO, KY (WFIE) -

A man charged with over 1,000 counts of child porn is arraigned Wednesday morning in District Court.

The bond for 25-year-old James Christopher Payne, was set at $50,000 full cash.

His next court date will be the preliminary hearing and it was set for Wednesday, May 22 at 1 p.m.

Payne remains in the Daviess County Detention Center.

He was arrested on charges related to child exploitation Tuesday after the Kentucky State Police served a search warrant at his Owensboro home.

Payne is charged with 1,172 counts of Possession of Matter Portraying a Sexual Performance by a Minor, which is a class D Felony. He was also charged with one count of Possession of Marijuana and one count of Possession of Drug Paraphernalia.

Payne was arrested without incident Tuesday morning by the Kentucky State Police ICAC Task Force.

Payne was arrested by the Kentucky State Police ICAC Task Force as a result of an undercover investigation into the possession of images of child sexual exploitation. 

Detectives say they seized evidence that was being used to possess child pornography and was taken to the Kentucky State Police forensic laboratory for further examination.

Kentucky State Police is a member of the Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force (ICAC). 

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