JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – Kyle Adam Kirby, 35, arrested last month on a charge of child pornography, faces up to 20 years in federal prison and a potential life term of supervised release if convicted.

Kirby was arrested Oct. 28 at the Live Oak Police Department. His trial is scheduled to begin on Jan. 4.

According to court documents, FBI agents and other law enforcement officers searched Kirby's residence as the result of an online child pornography investigation. That same morning, the Live Oak police chief authorized the agents to inspect and search the computer located inside Kirby's patrol car.

A forensic examination of the patrol car computer used by Kirby revealed that it contained at least 87 thumbnail images that either depicted minor children engaged in sexually explicit conduct, including one involving a toddler, or that had titles indicative of child pornography. In addition, the Internet browser history on the computer contained search terms commonly used by individuals who search for child pornography online.

This case was investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the Columbia County Sheriff's Office, and the Florida Department of Law Enforcement. It is being prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney D. Rodney Brown.