A Mankato man has been charged with eight counts of possessing pornographic work. Blue Earth County court records say 18-year-old Anthony Barnes was taken into custody earlier this month following an investigation. Authorities say four of the charges of possessing pornographic work were connected to photos of a minor under 13 and the other four were related to being a registered predatory offender. Court records say Barnes was also charged with two counts of distribution of electronic communication relating or describing sexual conduct to a child.