Manowar Guitarist, Karl Logan Charged With Possessing Child Pornography

CHARLOTTE, NC — The lead guitarist for Manowar, a heavy metal band from New York, faces multiple charges in Mecklenburg County after allegedly possessing child pornography.

Karl Logan, 53, was arrested in Charlotte on August 9th and charged with six counts of Third Degree Sexual Exploitation of a Minor. According to arrest warrants, the offenses took place between June 18th and August 2nd of 2018.

The warrants say Logan was in possession of several videos which depicted girls between the ages of four and 12-years-old engaged in a variety of sexual acts with unidentified men. Each video is described in graphic detail, including one scene where a girl age 10-12 “chokes and becomes visibly upset.”

Following his arrest, Logan was reportedly released on a $35,000 bond.

On October 26th, Manowar tweeted a statement on Logan’s status saying, “With regard to Karl Logan’s arrest and the charges against him: Due to the fact that Karl and his attorneys are dealing with these issues, he will not perform with MANOWAR. The new album and upcoming tour will not be affected.”

Logan joined Manowar in 1994 after then guitarist David Shankle left the group to form his own band.

In May 2016, Manowar announced plans to retire after nearly four decades. “The Final Battle World Tour,” which is slated to be their last, is scheduled to begin in February 2019.