KSD bus driver jailed on child porn charges (KSD admin building Google street view)

NO word what led to the investigation into a Kennewick school bus driver, who is now behind bars on various child porn charges.

47-year-old Andrew Lee Pickett was arrested and is facing four counts of Felony Dealing in Depictions of Minors Engaged in Sexually Explicit Conduct and three counts of Possession of Depictions of Minors Engaged in Sexually Explicit Conduct.

According to reports, a Benton County Sheriff's Detective was conducting an investigation, and was able to download pictures from the suspect showing children engaged in sexual acts.

Officials did not say, but it very well may be they were conducting on of those online sting operations that are almost constantly ongoing as part of anti-sex crime task forces in our region.

Once the Detective was able to get the images, reportedly from Pickett, a search warrant was service as his home at 2127 West 8th Place in Kennewick. The search found four images of child porn on a computer in the home. He reportedly admitted the compute was his.

The Kennewick School District says he was employed as a bus driver in the transportation department, but is on leave. KSD did not say why.

The case continues to be investigated.