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Removal from City Board Possible After Man's Arrest on Child Porn Charges

The Covington man arrested this week on multiple charges related to child pornography also serves on the City of Covington's human rights commission.

Keram Christensen was arrested at his home on the 1800 block of Euclid Avenue after Covington Police received a tip from Kentucky State Police and the National Center for MIssing and Exploited Children.

Upon searching the home of Christensen, 38, police seized electronic devices, printed photographs, and other evidence that investigators believe show that Christensen was involved in the possession and distribution of sexually explicit materials involving minors.

Christensen was appointed to the city's human rights commission in 2016 and reappointed in 2018 to a three-year term set to expire in 2021.

City of Covington spokesman Dan Hassert told The River City News that, "His removal from that board is being discussed."

The human rights commission meets once a month since the adoption of Covington's human rights ordinance in 2003. Members are recommended for appointment by the city's mayor and then approved by a vote of the city commission.

Christensen is currently in the Kenton County Detention Center on $25,000 bond where he faces charges of possession of matter portraying sexual performance by a minor, and first degree distribution of matter portraying sexual performance by a minor.

Christensen is scheduled to appear in Kenton District Court for a preliminary hearing on Thursday, August 29 at 1:30 p.m.

-Michael Monks, editor & publisher