Former Lee Co. sheriff's deputy detained without bond on child p - WTVM.com-Columbus, GA News Weather & Sports

Former Lee Co. sheriff's deputy detained without bond on child porn charges

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

MONTGOMERY, AL (WTVM) - A Phenix City man was detained without bond on Friday, pending a trial date on possession of child pornography charges. 

Kevin Wayne Taylor, 39, a former Lee County Deputy sheriff, was detained without bond on Friday, pending his trial for receipt and possession of child pornography, announced George L. Beck, Jr., United States Attorney for the Middle District of Alabama.   

On Tuesday, Aug. 23, Taylor was arrested for receipt and possession of child pornography after an investigation by the State of Alabama Bureau of Investigation.  

This investigation started when a 10-year-old victim reported that Taylor had inappropriately touched and taken pictures of her genital area. The Lee County Sheriff’s Office forwarded the report to the State Bureau of Investigation who executed a search warrant at Taylor’s residence.  

During the execution of the search warrant, agents found over 1,600 images of child pornography on three computers. One of the computers containing child pornography was Taylor’s official Lee County Sheriff’s Office laptop computer.  

The evidence further showed that Taylor had been collecting these images for approximately eleven years.  Lee County Sheriff Jay Jones promptly terminated Taylor’s employment.  

A detention hearing was held today to determine if Taylor should be released pending his trial.  The Court found that if Taylor were released from jail, he would pose a danger to the community and ordered that Taylor would be held without bond.  

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.

Copyright 2016 WTVM. All rights reserved. 

  • LocalMore>>

  • Auburn man arrested for marijuana, theft

    Auburn man arrested for marijuana, theft

    Monday, July 16 2018 11:46 AM EDT2018-07-16 15:46:57 GMT
    Stephen Blalock was charged with heft of property second degree, possession of marijuana second degree and possession of drug paraphernalia  (Source: Auburn police)Stephen Blalock was charged with heft of property second degree, possession of marijuana second degree and possession of drug paraphernalia (Source: Auburn police)
    Stephen Blalock was charged with heft of property second degree, possession of marijuana second degree and possession of drug paraphernalia  (Source: Auburn police)Stephen Blalock was charged with heft of property second degree, possession of marijuana second degree and possession of drug paraphernalia (Source: Auburn police)

    Auburn police arrested a man on several warrants. On Friday, July 13 28-year-old Stephen Blalock from Auburn was arrested on felony and misdemeanor warrants.

    More >>

    Auburn police arrested a man on several warrants. On Friday, July 13 28-year-old Stephen Blalock from Auburn was arrested on felony and misdemeanor warrants.

    More >>
  • LaGrange police warning about scam involving Callaway High School cheerleaders

    LaGrange police warning about scam involving Callaway High School cheerleaders

    Monday, July 16 2018 8:06 AM EDT2018-07-16 12:06:38 GMT
    The reported scam has people appearing to be taking up money for the Callaway High School cheerleaders, but real fundraisers can be identified by cheerleaders being in uniform. (Source: LaGrange Police Department)The reported scam has people appearing to be taking up money for the Callaway High School cheerleaders, but real fundraisers can be identified by cheerleaders being in uniform. (Source: LaGrange Police Department)
    The reported scam has people appearing to be taking up money for the Callaway High School cheerleaders, but real fundraisers can be identified by cheerleaders being in uniform. (Source: LaGrange Police Department)The reported scam has people appearing to be taking up money for the Callaway High School cheerleaders, but real fundraisers can be identified by cheerleaders being in uniform. (Source: LaGrange Police Department)

    The LaGrange Police Department is warning people about a possible scam involving a high school cheerleading team.

    More >>

    The LaGrange Police Department is warning people about a possible scam involving a high school cheerleading team.

    More >>
  • Stolen car located in isolated wooded area of Eufaula

    Stolen car located in isolated wooded area of Eufaula

    Monday, July 16 2018 7:41 AM EDT2018-07-16 11:41:08 GMT
    A car reported stolen last week was located in an isolated wooded area in Eufaula. (Source: Eufaula Police Department)A car reported stolen last week was located in an isolated wooded area in Eufaula. (Source: Eufaula Police Department)
    A car reported stolen last week was located in an isolated wooded area in Eufaula. (Source: Eufaula Police Department)A car reported stolen last week was located in an isolated wooded area in Eufaula. (Source: Eufaula Police Department)

    A stolen car has been found in the middle of the woods in Eufaula and police want to know how it got there. 

    More >>

    A stolen car has been found in the middle of the woods in Eufaula and police want to know how it got there. 

    More >>
Powered by Frankly