Daycare Owner Jailed On Child Pornography Charges

An East Texas daycare owner is arrested and charged with possession of child pornography.  Police in Longview arrested 38-year-old Jeffery Steven Hardy Friday following a two week investigation.

Hardy and his wife Crystal own "Krayola Corner Daycare" on Danville Road in Kilgore.  Police say it's at that location that they found pornographic images of children saved onto a computer.

Authorities say the arrest came after weeks of investigation, including the monitoring of an internet chat-room where Hardy allegedly made inappropriate remarks involving a child.  Authorities also confiscated a computer they say contained pornographic images.

The Hardy's have voluntarily closed Krayola Corner as local and federal authorities investigate.

Chris Gibson, reporting