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Jon & Kate Plus 8 Editor Arrested on Child Porn Charges

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Former Jon & Kate Plus 8 editor, William Blankinship, was charged with 10 counts of sex exploit of a minor, meaning he possessed photos and/or video of a minor engaged in sexual activity.

The 56-year-old was arrested in North Carolina on October 21 as part of an investigation where 24 men were given felony charges for the possession and distribution of child pornography and/or sexual acts with a minor.

Blankinship worked as a subcontractor for the production company Figure 8 Films as an editor on four of the top shows on TLC, including Jon & Kate Plus 8, Kate Plus 8, 17 Kids and Counting and Table for 12.

The production company issued a statement to RadarOnline, saying:

"Bill Blankinship was employed by Serious Robots, with whom Figure 8 Films subcontract for editing services. Upon learning of the shocking allegations his employment was terminated. At no time was this man ever in the field or in direct contact with any of the talent for any of our productions."

As of this posting no bond has been set for Blankinship.

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