Fort Payne man arrested on 50 counts for possession of child pornography
A Fort Payne man was arrested and charged with 50 counts of possession of child pornography on Wednesday.
The Fort Payne Police Department received a tip from a member of the Alabama Internet Crimes Against Children’s Task Force which led to a search warrant at the home of Timothy Estep, 33.
“Investigations of this nature are always difficult but successful when the community and the police department work together to keep our children safe,” Fort Payne Police Chief David Davis said in a statement. ” I want to thank both the detective division and patrol division in working together conducting a safe and successful search warrant and arrest of the suspect.”
Estep is currently held in the Dekalb County Detention Center with a $750,000 bond.
Estep was also charged with three counts of rape, two counts of sodomy and nine counts of sexually abusing a child under the age of 12 in December.