Ex-MANOWAR Guitarist KARL LOGAN Booked Into Jail Following Hearing On Child Pornography Charges

May 29, 2019

MANOWAR guitarist Karl Logan has been booked into jail following yesterday's hearing on child pornography charges.

Logan, 54, was arrested last August in Charlotte, North Carolina and charged with six counts of third-degree exploitation of a minor.

The guitarist appeared in court on Tuesday (May 28) and was ordered held by the magistrate. According to the Mecklenburg County Sheriff's Office, Logan was booked at 6:47 p.m.

BLABBERMOUTH.NET understands that the federal magistrate judge ordered Logan detained until his next hearing, which may happen as soon as tomorrow. Karl has not formally entered a plea in the case and he may not do so for months.

Karl's new booking photo can be seen above.

Logan's alleged offenses took place between June 18, 2018 and August 2, 2018.

The arrest warrants say Karl was in possession of several videos which depicted girls between the ages of four and 12 years old engaged in a variety of sexual acts with unidentified men. Each video is described in graphic detail, including one scene where a girl age 10-12 "chokes and becomes visibly upset."

Logan's attorney, Brad Smith, told WSOC-TV his client has been "extremely cooperative with the investigation from the beginning, and he'll continue to do that."

Smith went on to say that there could be an explanation for the acts that Logan is accused of committing.

"You oftentimes do see with those that do end up pleading, there's a direct correlation to something that happened in their childhood," Smith said.

A few days after Karl's arrest was made public, MANOWAR issued a statement saying that he would no longer perform with the group. He has since been replaced by E.V. Martel, who previously played in a MANOWAR tribute band.

Karl joined MANOWAR in 1994 as the replacement for David Shankle.

Prior to hooking up with MANOWAR, Logan played several bands in northeastern Pennsylvania, including ARC ANGEL and FALLEN ANGEL.

MANOWAR is in the middle of its "The Final Battle" farewell world tour.

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