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Former Lee Co., AL deputy arrested for child porn possession

Kevin Wayne Taylor (Source: Lee County Sheriff's Office) Kevin Wayne Taylor (Source: Lee County Sheriff's Office)

LEE COUNTY, AL (WTVM) – A former Lee County sheriff’s deputy was arrested on child pornography charges on Tuesday.

According to the Office of the U.S. Attorney for the Middle District of Alabama, Kevin Wayne Taylor, 39, of Phenix City, was arrested for allegedly receiving and possessing child pornography.

A federal grand jury indicted Taylor on those charges last week. Evidence presented to the grand jury showed that the charges happened in Phenix City between Aug. 20, 2004, and Oct. 7, 2015, and that Taylor was in possession of child pornography until at least Nov. 13, 2015.

The indictment and arrest stem from a complaint made to the Lee County Sheriff’s Office.  Due to Taylor’s employment with the Lee County Sheriff’s Office, Sheriff Jay Jones immediately turned over the investigation to the Alabama State Bureau of Investigation and terminated Taylor’s employment.

Taylor was previously arrested on Nov. 18, 2015 on a charge of sexual abuse of a child less than 12 years old. 

An indictment is merely a method of charging a defendant.  The defendant is presumed innocent until proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt.   

United States Attorney Beck would like to thank the following agencies for their involvement with this case: Alabama State Bureau of Investigation, the Lee County Sheriff’s Office, and the Department of Homeland Security.  Assistant United States Attorneys Hollie Worley and Curtis Ivy are prosecuting the case.

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