An employee of the Glenburn School Department faces child pornography charges as the result of a joint investigation by the Penobscot County Sheriff’s Office, Maine Computer Crimes Unit and the Bangor Police Department.

Michael King, 58, was arrested Friday on a charge of possession of sexually explicit material, a felony. Bangor Police Det. Sergeant Brent Beaulieu said the material involves children under the age of 12.

King is currently employed as an Ed Tech III for the Glenburn School Department, according to a news release from the Bangor Police Department. Police say there is no indication that any of King’s actions involved students from the Glenburn School System.

The Glenburn School Department has cooperated in the investigation and has taken steps to assure the continued safety of their students, states the news release.

King was taken to the Penobscot County Jail. The case remains under investigation.

If convicted, King faces up to five years in prison and a fine of up to $5,000.