A prominent East End architect who pleaded guilty in 2013 to photographing underage girls and modifying the images to make them look as if they were performing pornographic acts was arraigned Thursday on charges he violated the terms of his supervised release, authorities said.

Jay Lockett Sears, 78, of East Quogue, had been convicted of one count of possessing child pornography in U.S. District Court in Central Islip and was sentenced on May 30, 2014 to 3 weeks in jail and 5 years’ supervised release, according to a spokesman for the U.S. Attorney’s office for the Eastern District.

He is accused in the most recent case of violating one of the conditions of his release, which was that he was not allowed to have child pornography.

At Sears’ arraignment at a hospital in Suffolk Thursday, federal prosecutor Allen Bode told U.S. District Court Judge Denis R. Hurley that a probation officer found “several” bags of child pornography at Sears’ home during a recent visit, according to the spokesman, John Marzulli. Sears is accused of cutting pictures of young girls from children’s publications, including Waldo Tribune, then pasting their faces on nude bodies of adults.

There is no evidence that Sears shared these images via the internet Marzulli said.

Sears did not enter a plea at his arraignment because he wasn’t required to do so, and the judge ordered that Sears be held without bail, Marzulli said.

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After his arrest, Sears was admitted to an undisclosed hospital, said Marzulli, who declined to provide additional details about Sears’ medical condition to protect his privacy.

Sears’ public defender, Randi Chavis, declined to comment when reached at her office later.

Sears is credited with designing 1,500 homes, mostly on the East End, for celebrities including Clint Eastwood, Michael J. Fox, and Susan Lucci.

If convicted of the latest charges, which includes lying to his probation officer, Sears could face up to three years in prison.