New details in child pornography investigation


Court documents reveal new information in a child pornography investigation in Decatur. Richard Wesley Allen is charged with rape, sodomy, and 13 counts of possession of child pornography.

Investigators say Allen, 20-years-old, had a sexual relationship with a 14-year-old girl.

The girl's mother discovered the relationship in June and contacted police.

Police say Allen was involuntarily committed to the HANDS home in August. Court documents state his cell phone was seized at that time and the HANDS home director discovered several sexually explicit images on Allen's phone.

The phone was handed over to Decatur Police. Investigators say some of the images were taken in Allen's bedroom and others were taken in the victim's bedroom.

Allen's bond is set at $140,000. A hearing date has not been set.

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