A 33-year-old Montgomery County man was arrested Thursday and charged with having and sharing child pornography, police said Monday.

Russell Hunt Bates, of Hatboro, faces 14 counts of dissemination of child pornography and 76 counts of possession of child pornography and related charges.

He may face additional charges following a more thorough forensic search of his computer.

Bates is accused of sending 46 files with images of naked children and children being sexually assaulted by adults to an undercover detective in the East Norriton Township Police Department on May 28.

The files were sent using the BitTorrent file sharing network, police said.

On June 19, the undercover detective had a second exchange with the same BitTorrent user and confirmed the person had hundreds of child pornography files on his computer, police said.

The detective traced the files back to Bates' home on South Penn Street in Hatboro.

Police found 74 images and two videos of children involved in sexual acts or poses when they served a search warrant on Bates' home on Thursday.

Bates was taken to the Montgomery County Correctional Facility after he was unable to post $1,000,000 cash bail.

A preliminary hearing is scheduled for Sept. 10.

- Michaelle Bond