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      Sturgeon man charged with promoting child porn

      A Sturgeon man has been charged with promoting child pornography and possession of child pornography. Investigators say Karl M. Ball had thousands of pictures of child pornography.Authorities say the 41-year-old who lived on East David had a prior conviction for a sexual offense against a minor.This time it was Microsoft that alerted authorities to some 12-hundred pictures and 20 videos showing children in sex acts, some as young as 9.A judge has set Ball's bond at 250 thousand dollars, cash only.Ball was also ordered to have no contact with any person under 18 years old.