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Member of Covington Human Rights Commission arrested on child pornography charges

Posted at 5:03 PM, Aug 23, 2019
and last updated 2019-08-23 17:03:40-04

COVINGTON, Ky. — A Covington man arrested Wednesday on child pornography charges is a two-term member of the city’s Human Rights Commission, city spokesman Dan Hassert confirmed Friday afternoon.

Keram Christensen, 38, stands charged with two felonies for allegedly possessing and distributing sexual material involving minors. Police reported seizing incriminating computer equipment, printed photographs and other evidence from his home after receiving a tip from the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children.

Christensen had been appointed to the Covington Human Rights Commission, a body dedicated to fostering “foster mutual respect and understanding” among different social groups, in 2016 and reappointed in 2018. His second term was scheduled to expire May 15, 2021.

According to Hassert, board members are appointed by the Covington Board of Commissioners, meet once a month and receive a $25 monthly payment. Its next scheduled meeting is Sept. 5, 2019.

Christensen’s removal from the board “is being discussed,” Hassert wrote in an email.