LA CROSSE Wis. (WLAX/WEUX) – 28-year-old Sean Melford who’s been living in La Crosse is arrested and charged with sexual exploitation of a child. According to a criminal complaint, the La Crosse Police Department received two cyber tips from the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children on July 8th.

The social media site Kik reported two usernames on its platform for the possible possession and distribution of child pornography. An investigation by the La Crosse Police Department connected online accounts to Sean Melford.

He is facing multiple charges, including possession of child pornography. Melford was previously convicted of similar charges in California in 2017.