Tuscaloosa County Man Facing 20+ Charges After Police Find Trove of Child Pornography
A Tuscaloosa County man has been jailed on twenty separate felony charges and more are likely to follow after police allegedly discovered a large amount of child pornography on his devices.
Court records filed Tuesday show the suspect, 63-year-old Dennis Dudley Wright, was first arrested Monday and charged with a single count of dissemination of child pornography.
Charging documents said a crime analyst at the Tuscaloosa County Sheriff's Office received a tip from the Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force that an internet user in Buhl had uploaded an illicit picture of a child to a popular website.
Officers made contact with Wright and during an interview, he allegedly admitted to "posting 'questionable' photographs to different web platforms."
Wright was booked in the Tuscaloosa County Jail and released on a $15,000 bond, but the original charge sparked a larger investigation and analysts have allegedly found much more child pornography on devices reportedly belonging to Wright.
The Buhl man is now charged with 20 counts of possession of child pornography, each of which is a felony.
Wright was back in jail Wednesday, his bond for the new brace of charges was set at $200,000 and additional charges may follow as police continue to catalogue the content on his devices and determine if he disseminated any of that material.
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