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Metro man facing multiple charges of child sexual exploitation

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Fernando Maldonado (Source: LMDC) Fernando Maldonado (Source: LMDC)

LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) - Kentucky State Police have arrested a Louisville man after an investigation into the sexual exploitation of children.

According to an arrest report, a search warrant executed at the home of Fernando Maldonado, 43, on January 16 following an undercover online investigation. KSP said 92 individual files of child sexual exploitation were linked to an internet IP address at the home.

Investigators said the preliminary investigation found at least 60 thumbnail images on the files showed child sexual exploitation. They also found another 25 files on a computer and believe there more files that had been deleted on thumb drive plugged into a PlayStation console.

Maldonado was booked into Louisville Metro Corrections on 20 counts of possession of matter portraying sexual performance by a minor and 20 counts of distribution of matter portraying sex performance by a minor.

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