Kingman man indicted, arrested on child pornography charges<BR>

A Kingman man was arrested Wednesday after a federal grand jury in Phoenix indicted him on 30 counts of child pornography.

The U.S.

Attorney's Office said the indictment charges Hector Vasquez, 36, with knowingly receiving, distributing and possessing child pornography including computer images and disks.

Vasquez's arrest after an investigation conducted by the FBI with the assistance from the Kingman Police Department, the Mohave County Sheriff's Office and the Mohave County Probation Department.

Federal prosecutors said Vasquez could face up to 15 years in prison on each count if he's convicted.

The charges against him are not related to any other national child pornography cases, officials said.

Vasquez was arrested at his home in the 1000 block of Mary Lynn Lane and will have an initial appearance before a federal judge in Flagstaff today.

The prosecution is being handled by Sharon Smith, a U.S.

attorney based in Phoenix.