A 43 year old Bay Minette resident has been arrested for possession of child pornography. Charles James Biddie Jr turned himself in after his wife alerted police of the crime. She turned over a laptop computer which had 87 pictures and 10 videos on it which police believe to be child pornography.
Biddie faces six charges of child pornography and is being held on a $60,000 bond.
Biddie and his wife are currently going through a divorce and living apart. The computer on which the illegal content was found belonged to the wife, but was in Biddie’s possession. She was visiting her three children, who were with Biddie at the time, and saw he laptop. She retrieved it, and that is when she found the banned material.
Police have investigated the case thoroughly to make sure it is not a setup. As the couple are going through a custody battle, the option had to be explored, especially since the wife was the one who turned in the computer. However, police determined Biddie was the one who downloaded the illegal content, and he later confessed under interrogation.
Forensics teams are still investigating the laptop. More charges are expected, not just against Biddie, but against others as well. Police will be targeting the source of the illegal content, plus anyone Biddie shared it with.
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