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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
Middle District of Alabama

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Tuesday, August 23, 2016

Former Lee County Deputy Arrested for Receipt and Possession of Child Pornography

       Montgomery, Alabama – Kevin Wayne Taylor (39), a resident of Phenix City, Alabama and former Lee County Deputy Sheriff, was arrested today for receipt and possession of child pornography, announced George L. Beck, Jr., United States Attorney for the Middle District of Alabama.   

       Last week, a federal grand jury indicted Taylor for receipt and possession of child pornography.  Evidence presented to the grand jury showed that the charges occurred in Phenix City, Alabama.  Specifically, the indictment alleges Taylor received child pornography between August 20, 2004 and October 7, 2015, and that he was in possession of child pornography on or about November 13, 2015.

       The indictment and arrest stem from a complaint made to the Lee County Sheriff’s Office.  Due to Taylor’s employment with the Lee County Sheriff’s Office, Sheriff Jay Jones immediately turned over the investigation to the Alabama State Bureau of Investigation and terminated Taylor’s employment.

       An indictment is merely a method of charging a defendant.  The defendant is presumed innocent until proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt.    

       United States Attorney Beck would like to thank the following agencies for their involvement with this case: Alabama State Bureau of Investigation, the Lee County Sheriff’s Office, and the Department of Homeland Security.  Assistant United States Attorneys Hollie Worley and Curtis Ivy are prosecuting the case.

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Updated August 23, 2016