Manowar Guitarist Karl Logan Arrested for Possession of Child Pornography

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Karl Logan, guitarist for long-running New York steel band Manowar, was arrested on Aug. 9 on six felony counts of third-degree exploitation of a minor tied to fees of alleged possession of kid pornography. According to an arrest report supplied by the Mecklenburg County Sheriff's Office, the 53 year-old guitarist was taken into custody in Charlotte, North Carolina, in August; a spokesperson for the CMPD mentioned the arrest info possible got here to gentle this week due to a reporter's inquiry into the case.

Bail was set at $35,000 on the time of the arrest and it was unclear at press time when Logan posted bond within the case. Logan joined the group in 1994, changing David Shankle. As of now, the group that always boasts of being the loudest rock band on the planet, has a present scheduled in Tel Aviv, Israel, on Feb. 25, however it's not recognized if Logan shall be current for that gig.

North Carolina General Statute §14-190.17 states that "An individual commits the offense of third-degree sexual exploitation of a minor if, realizing the character or content material of the fabric, he possesses materials that comprises a visible illustration of a minor participating in sexual exercise."

A spokesperson for Manowar -- within the midst of its closing tour -- couldn't be reached for remark at press time.