Child porn suspect could face more charges

New details are coming out about a man accused of six counts of child pornography in Baldwin County.   Charles James Biddie, Jr. had his bond hearing and remains in the Baldwin County Jail Thursday, April 10, 2014.

Bay Minette Police said Biddie had 87  pictures and 10 videos, many of which they believe to be child pornography. The images were found on a laptop computer his wife turned over to them. After consulting with the Baldwin County District Attorney’s Office, Biddie was charged with six counts of child pornography. He turned himself in on Tuesday and has a $60,000 bond.

“We’re still investigating it.  There’s some more forensics that’s got to be done to the computer and there will be some more charges that will be brought out of Grand Jury,” said Sgt. Ray Dixon with the Bay Minette Police Department.

Dixon said Biddie moved to Bay Minette from the Gadsden area after his wife left him and their children. Biddie and his children have been living with a relative since he moved to the area. Investigators said the laptop they recovered had belonged to his wife. On a custody visit the wife saw her computer in the home and took it back with her. That’s when she saw the pornographic images and called Bay Minette Police.

“Naturally, when you’ve got a husband and wife going through a divorce and custody case and the wife brings us a computer, naturally we’re going to investigate to make sure he’s not being set up for an easy win on a custody case,” Dixon explained.  “We’ve done that and have determined that he is the one who downloaded and was in possession of the pornography.”

Investigators also said Biddie volunteered to chaperone field trips with his children at Bay Minette Elementary, but the school never needed his help.

Biddie’s bond was left at $60,000, but Judge Scott Taylor ordered that if he makes bond he’ll remain on house arrest under GPS ankle monitoring and can have no contact with any children under 18 including his own.

Investigators said they anticipate more charges coming forth…not only with Biddie, but possibly others who either shared pornography with him or those he may have sent it to.

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