Related News: Eiland receives split sentence in child porn case

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Former Andalusia Area Chamber of Commerce Director Ashley Bostwick Eiland received a split sentence, including both prison time and probation, Thursday in front of Circuit Judge Ashley McKathan.

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Related News: Covington Co. woman arrested on child porn charges

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A 5-month child pornography investigation is coming to an end with the arrest of a Covington County woman, according to the District Attorney’s office.

Ashley Bostwick Eiland was arrested by investigators with the D.A.’s office Wednesday and transported to the Covington County Jail.

Eiland, who is charged with possession of obscene materials, is being held on a $100,000 cash bond.

The arrest comes after Andalusia police officers and the district attorney’s office executed search warrants at Eiland’s home and work. The December 5, 2013 search resulted in the seizure of multiple cell phones, electronic devices and the suspect’s work computer.

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Related News: Andy man gets 16-year prison stint for child sex crimes

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An Andalusia man was sentenced in federal court Friday to more than 16 years in prison for traveling to meet what he thought was a 14-year-old boy in April.

David Daniel Hicks, Jr., 42, of Andalusia, must serve 200 months in prison for the use of a facility of interstate commerce to entice a minor to engage in sexual activity, interstate travel for illicit sexual conduct, and production of child pornography, according to a U.S. Department of Justice press release.

Hicks was also sentenced to a lifetime term of supervised release after his incarceration;  to register as a sex offender; to complete sex offender treatment; to submit to monitoring of any computer or electronic accounts; to avoid unsupervised contact with children; and to inform future employers of his convictions.

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Related News: Man pleads guilty to sex charges

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The county’s cold case task force earned its first conviction Friday, and in doing so, cleared two child sex abuse cases.

District Attorney Walt Merrell said the conviction of 62-year-old David Ozie Griggs of Andalusia came after the office discovered Griggs’ tie with a case from 2009.

“This case came to our attention when Chief Assistant District Attorney Grace Jeter discovered an unsolved sexual abuse case that Griggs was connected to while she was preparing a case for trial in another matter involving Griggs,” Merrell said.

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Related News: APD turns to social media to find burglar

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A Tuesday burglary prompted Andalusia police to turn to social media for help Wednesday.

And it worked. After posting a photo of dark-haired man inside what appeared to be a home earlier in the morning, the tips came in that led to the arrest of 34-year-old Jason Grover Fillingim, Sgt. Paul Dean said.

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Related News: Facebook scheme lands 2 in jail

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It is believed that Adams soon took advantage of peoples’ generosity by using cash donations – solicited under the guise of treating sick animals – to pay for personal items such as electric bills and groceries for the family.

Dean said people gave more than $25,000, and the number could climb as the investigation continues.

Dean said at one point, Adams claimed to have been a victim of a burglary where all the animal supplies were stolen from a local storage facility.

“That claim was completely false,” he said.

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Related News: McCormick gets 10 years, plans to appeal

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Circuit Judge Ashley McKathan this week sentenced Samuel McCormick to 10 years in prison and ordered him to pay a $3,500 fine for his March conviction of knowingly possessing obscene matter containing visual depictions of persons under 17 years of age involved in obscene acts.

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