Yates arrested for possession of child porn

Sheriff Ana Franklin reports that Morgan County Special Victims Unit (SVU) Investigators have arrested Elmer Lee Yates for possession of child pornography.

This arrest comes less than a week from the Sheriff’s SVU joining the Internet Crimes Against Children (ICAC) Task Force. Investigators received a Cyber Tip that Elmer Lee Yates had downloaded at least one image that was believed to be child pornography. With the assistance of the Alabama Law Enforcement Agency and the Morgan County Sheriff’s Drug/ Violent Crimes Task Force, Investigators were able to obtain a search warrant for Elmer Lee Yates residence located at 393 Collins Hill Road in the Cotaco community.  After a presumptive search of Elmer Lee Yates digital property, Investigators discovered what appeared to be at least one image that showed a female child engaged in a sexual act. Elmer Lee Yates was arrested and is being held in the Morgan County Jail on a $100,000 bond. Investigators have sent all of the digital evidence to a computer forensics laboratory for further review.  More charges on Yates are expected.

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