According to the Mecklenburg County Sheriff’s Office, MANOWAR guitarist Karl Logan has been charged with possessing child pornography.
Logan, 53, was arrested on August 9 in Charlotte, North Carolina and charged with six counts of third-degree exploitation of a minor.
Under N.C. General Statute §14-190.17A, “a person commits the offense of third-degree sexual exploitation of a minor if, knowing the character or content of the material, he possesses material that contains a visual representation of a minor engaging in sexual activity.”
A spokesperson for the Mecklenburg County Sheriff’s Office told The Blast, which was the first to report news of the arrest, that a warrant was issued back in August for the guitarist’s arrest and he was booked into the local jail.
Logan‘s bail was set at $35,000 and he has since bonded out.
Karl joined MANOWAR in 1994 as the replacement for David Shankle.
MANOWAR is in the middle of its “The Final Battle” farewell world tour.
Police booking photo courtesy of Mecklenburg County Sheriff’s Office