Local resident is facing several child pornography charges in Douglas County District Court

Lawrence, KS – According to the court documents, his name is Justin E. Lewis and he was recently charged with four counts of sexual exploitation of a child and one count of internet trading in child pornography, all of which are level five felonies.

A level five felony conviction can result in prison time up to 136 months, or a little more than 11 years.

The suspect is accused of possessing, during a span from July 2017 to July 2019, depictions of a child under the age of 18 shown or being heard engaging in sexually explicit conduct.

Lewis is accused of allowing others to view the depictions by using an electronic device connected to the internet.

His next court appearance is scheduled for June 22.

This story will be updated when new information is available.