Related News: Huntsville man accused of paying $20K to molest teen; victim was smuggled to U.S. from Honduras

One new article link has been added to our Related News page. AL.com published an article titled Huntsville man accused of paying $20K to molest teen; victim was smuggled to U.S. from Honduras:

The father brought the teen to the U.S. from Honduras in 2010. The father began sexually molesting him when he was 15 years old and they moved to Huntsville, records state. Soon after, the father forced his son to have sexual contact with Edwards, the special agent wrote in the affidavit.

Other evidence includes text messages and pornographic photos, including nude pictures of the teen, records state.

The teen received 13 payments from Edwards, but the boy typically was required to give the money to his father, court records allege. Bank records show the payments between November 20, 2015 and April 10, 2017 total $20,350, according to investigators.

Source: AL.com

Related News: Felony exam set for janitor accused of producing child porn

One new article link has been added to our Related News page. WSFA published an article titled Felony exam set for janitor accused of producing child porn.

A janitor accused of producing child porn and placing hidden cameras in businesses is scheduled for a felony exam Wednesday.

Jeremy Nelson will be appointed a court attorney at the time of the exam and the judge will decide if it will go to a grand jury.

Source: WSFA

Related News: Carl Philip Herold’s lawyer wants out of Huntsville child sex abuse case

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Carl Philip Herold could be looking for a new lawyer in his multi-count child sex abuse case after his attorney filed notice seeking to leave the case.

Madison County Circuit Judge Chris Comer has set a hearing for Thursday on the issue.

Herold’s Birmingham-based attorney Steven Eversole was hired after Herold’s November arrest.

Eversole filed notice seeking to withdraw as Herold’s attorney and noted that his appearance was only for district court — the case is now in circuit court. The filing argues he has fulfilled his contractual obligations to Herold.

Source: AL.com

Related News: Jury to begin deliberating fate of former Country Day School teacher charged with sodomy

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A jury will begin in the morning weighing the case of a former Country Day School teacher and coach charged with two counts of sodomy involving a former student.

The task before the jury after three days of testimony is to decide if the accuser, now 21, is lying as the defense argues or if she was the victim of a “pedophile” who hid what he was doing for a number of years, as the prosecution contends.

Source: AL.com

Related News: Huntsville man, Decatur mother and daughter among 4 charged in Internet prostitution detail

One new article link has been added to our Related News page. AL.com published an article titled Huntsville man, Decatur mother and daughter among 4 charged in Internet prostitution detail.

Police officers from Huntsville and other jurisdictions have been investigating this operation, which used online tactics to solicit prostitution to individuals and businesses among areas of north Alabama. Dewaun Cartral Stephens, 34, of Huntsville was a particular target for Huntsville police. He is charged with two counts of first-degree human trafficking and is in the Madison County Jail on a $100,000 bond. Also arrested were Tammie Denise Garner, 53, of Oakman and Tiffany Lee Meck, 24, of Decatur. Both are charged with soliciting prostitution. Meck’s mother, 43-year-old Geneva Elaine Meck, is charged with aiding and abetting prostitution for allegedly providing means for her daughter’s solicitation.

Source: AL.com

Related News: Sexual abuse cases against Huntsville man — whose twin brother is in Colorado prison on similar charges — headed to grand jury

One new article link has been added to our Related News page. AL.com published an article titled Sexual abuse cases against Huntsville man — whose twin brother is in Colorado prison on similar charges — headed to grand jury.

The sexual abuses cases against Brian Frederick Lucas, whose twin brother was recently sentenced to prison in Colorado on child sex charges, are headed to a Madison County grand jury after he waived his preliminary hearing set for today.

Lucas faces two separate cases involving alleged sexual contact with a former relative who is a teenager and a family baby-sitter, who was 18 at the time.

Source: AL.com

Related News: Man arrested in connection with sex tourism business

One new article link has been added to our Related News page. WSFA published an article titled Man arrested in connection with sex tourism business.

A former Florida resident accused of running a sex tourism business on Craigslist was arrested in Huntsville. Federal agents picked up 50-year-old Patrick Minga at a home on Steeplechase Drive.

Investigators said they spotted an ad by Minga that said he would arrange lodging, transportation, meals, and unlimited access to girls under the age of 13 in Ecuador and Colombia for a price.

Source: WSFA