Tuscaloosa Man Charged with 11 Felonies for Possession and Dissemination of Child Pornography
A Tuscaloosa man was arrested last week and charged with 11 felonies after investigators allegedly discovered a cache of child pornography on his computer.
According to court documents obtained by the Thread, National Center for Missing & Exploited Children received a tip in later November that a user had uploaded a file that likely contained illegal material involving children.
The NCMEC worked with the West Alabama Human Trafficking Task Force to identify their suspect, 63-year-old Timothy Alan Walters. Using his unique IP address, police linked the account that uploaded the illegal pornography to a separate account on which Walters had reportedly shared unique personal information and gave investigators a name to work with.
WAHTTF agents searched Walters' home on James I. Harrison Parkway in Tuscaloosa, where he reportedly told officers there was "no point denying" what was on a computer they found there.
Investigators say they found seven files containing child pornography as well as evidence that Walters had shared four of them online.
He was arrested last Wednesday, April 12th, and charged with seven counts of possession of child pornography and four counts of disseminating the same. All 11 charges filed against him are felonies. Bond was set at $15,000 for each of the possession charges and $30,000 for each dissemination case, adding up to a total bond of $225,000.
Walters remained in the Tuscaloosa County Jail Tuesday morning.
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