Heavy metal guitarist facing federal child pornography charges

Heavy metal guitarist facing federal child pornography charges

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — A heavy metal guitarist from the Charlotte area is now facing serious time in federal prison on child pornography charges.

Karl Logan was the lead guitarist in the band Man-O-War until his arrest in August 2018. He’s charged with six counts of sexual exploitation of a minor, for allegedly having six disturbing videos showing a child as young as 4 years old engaged in sexual acts.

Logan’s attorney, Brad Smith, said he has been “extremely cooperative with the investigation from the beginning, and he’ll continue to do that.”

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Smith couldn’t comment directly on the charges but did say there could be an explanation for them.

“You oftentimes do see with those that do end up pleading, there’s a direct correlation to something that happened in their childhood,” Smith said.

Logan will make a first appearance on the federal charges as early as Tuesday.

Logan is out of jail, awaiting that first appearance.