Local EMS worker charged with possession of child pornography

On Tuesday, January 12, the Covington County Sheriff’s Office Investigations Division arrested Lance Chandler Hundley, 22, of Andalusia, for Possession of Obscene Matter Containing Visual Depiction of Persons Under 17 Years of Age(child pornography).

The investigation began in November 2020, through  a collaborative effort with The Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force Program. ICAC is a national network ​of 61 coordinated task forces representing over 4,500 federal, state, and local law enforcement and prosecutorial agencies.

A CCSO investigator developed Lance Hundley in November as a person of interest in downloading child pornography after he moved to the area from Ohio. Utilizing investigative techniques, investigators discovered hundreds of explicit images that depict children who were exploited for child pornography.

“The images for lack of better terms are heartbreaking,” said Sheriff Blake Turman.

 The Covington County Sheriff’s Office utilize many resources to identify suspects involved in this type of crime. The cases are becoming more difficult to put together with the ever-changing digital world, but investigators are diligent in their pursuit. Lance Chandler Hundley is currently charged with 10 counts of possession of child pornography and was taken into custody without incident.  Hundley is currently incarcerated in the Covington County Jail with a $300,000 bond.

“I’m pleased with how the investigation was conducted and its outcome. This type of investigation will make you question the morality of some people,” said Turma. “The mere idea of manufacturing, distributing and/or possessing child pornography is horrific. We are dedicated to identifying and investigating those involved.”

Hundley is innocent until proven guilty and the dedicated men and women of the District Attorney’s Office will seek justice through due process.

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