Foster parent accused of collecting child porn pleads not guilty


INDEPENDENCE, Ky. —A northern Kentucky man has pleaded not guilty after being arrested on child porn charges.
Police arrested Timothy Johnston after finding pornographic photos on his cell phone.
Neighbors in Independence said Johnston was a foster parent and volunteered with the Boy Scouts.
Police said Johnston, 64, collected child pornography and sent some images from his computer to his cell phone.
Kentucky’s Attorney General’s Cyber Crimes unit gathered evidence against Johnston online.
Johnston was the foster parent of two boys, ages 11 and 13.
He was arrested at his home Friday night.
A neighbor said she was suspicious of Johnston.
"I told my boys to stay away from him since they were real little. Don't talk to him, just keep walking. He just scared me,” Serena Nolan said.
Kenton County Prosecutor Rob Sanders said parents who think their children may have had contact with Johnston should call police before asking the tough questions.