Alabama Teen Jailed on Child Porn Charges

A Southside man has been charged with possession of child pornography charges and Dissemination of obscene matter. Etowah County Sheriff Jonathan Whorton said that Brayden Scott Richardson (19) of Southside was arrested Friday (9/17/2021) morning.

Sheriff Horton said that at 6:30am Friday morning Investigators with the Etowah County Sheriff’s Office and the Rainbow City Police Department’s Criminal Investigation Division conducted a search warrant of a residence in the 1000 block of Circle of Grace Rd in Southside.

Horton said that the investigation began when Inv. Brandi Fuller received a cyber tip from the ALEA Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force, and the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children.

During the search warrant an electronic device containing Child images was taken for evidence. Richardson was arrested and taken to the Etowah County Detention Center. He is being held on a $260,000 cash bond. Inv. Fuller stated the investigation is still ongoing and there will possibly be more charges at a later date.

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