Starr, 33, was arrested Monday in western Kentucky on a federal charges that he produced and possessed child pornography, including "numerous visual depictions of minors engaging in sexually explicit conduct." Earlier this month, Starr pleaded not guilty in Boyle Circuit Court to state charges of using a minor less than 16 years old in a sexual performance and tampering with physical evidence.
Computer is at least fourth one confiscated
The charges against Starr stem from material recovered from the hard drive of at least one of the computers he had access to. The computer taken from the church Thursday is at least the fourth one confiscated by authorities since the investigation began.
Starr taught technology and career exploration at Boyle Middle for four years before being fired in March after school officials investigated a complaint from two girls who claimed he videotaped them while they were changing clothes in a classroom at the school. State police then became involved, confiscating computers from the school and Starr's home that led to his indictment on state charges related to another incident at the school involving a 13-year-old girl whom Starr allegedly taped in a "sexual performance" with the girl's consent.
Lexington TV station WLEX-18 reported on its Web site earlier this week that Starr had a 13-year-old girl living with him when he was first arrested last month. The girl was a former student at Boyle Middle and now lives with her grandmother, the station reported.
Maddox said she notified state police about Starr's computer at the church in March when the story first surfaced, but Crockett didn't come to pick it up until Thursday, she said. "It was all volunteering the information on our part," Maddox said.
KSP Capt. Brad Bates said the state agency is still investigating the case but could not comment on it because U.S. Attorney Gregory Van Tatenhove's office in Lexington has taken over as lead agency in the investigation. No one in the U.S. Attorney's office could be reached for comment today.