LOS ANGELES (KTLA) -- A former editor for the TLC reality show 'Jon and Kate Plus 8' has been arrested for possessing child pornography.
According to the arrest report obtained by Radar Online, William Blankinship, 56, faces charges on 10 counts of sexual exploitation of a minor.
Blankenship was arrested on Oct. 21 in North Carolina as part of an FBI crackdown on sexual crimes against children. Two dozen other men were also arrested.
He was employed as a subcontractor by Figure 8 Films and has worked as an editor on some of TLC's top-rated family shows including "Jon & Kate Plus 8," "Kate Plus 8," "17 Kids and Counting" and "Table for 12."
Figure 8 Films released a statement saying Blankenship has since been fired.
"Bill Blankinship was employed by Serious Robots, with whom Figure 8 Films subcontract for editing services," the statement said. "At no time was this man ever in the field or in direct contact with any of the talent for any of our productions."
No bail amount has been set.Copyright © 2014, Los Angeles Times