The FBI is assisting the Fayette County Sheriff’s Office in a case involving an Elgin man. Thirty-five-year old Steven Kerner has been arrested and charged with 26 counts of sexual exploitation of a minor.

He was also charged with possession of marijuana and drug paraphernalia. The Sheriff’s Office made the arrest after conducting a search at 227 Main Street in Elgin on Wednesday. A computer crime expert will investigate the evidence that was seized, which could result in more charges. Kerner was taken to the Fayette County Jail.

If convicted, Kerner could serve over a thirty-two year prison term.