More warrants issued for suspended high school soccer coach

David Barrow (Source: Metro Jail)
David Barrow (Source: Metro Jail)

GUNTERSVILLE, AL (WAFF) - Multiple warrants are now being issued for David Barrow, the suspended Guntersville High School soccer coach, from the Marshall County District Attorney's office.The charges deal with multiple individuals who were either recorded or photographed without their consent. The victims of the child pornography were all under the age of 17.

Barrow faces 24 counts of producing child pornography, one count of possession of child pornography, one count of possession with intent to disseminate child porn, and one count of aggravated criminal surveillance.

The charges come after items were seized at Barrow's home in Guntersville when he was being arrested on similar charges out of Madison County. Authorities said motion-sensitive cameras were allegedly used in the crimes without the victims' knowledge. The district attorney is not saying where the recordings or pictures took place.

According to court documents, Barrow is accused of taking pictures of some of his victims at his home on Craigmont Drive in Huntsville. County tax records show that Barrow owns the home, but a 'for sale' sign now sits in the front yard.

"It makes me angry," said Huntsville neighbor Tom Colvin. "You know, I'm a law-abiding citizen, but if he had done anything to my daughter, I don't know what I would have done."

The forensic examination continues, and more charges are possible. Guntersville Police Department is conducting the investigation in conjunction with the District Attorney's office. Authorities said they seized several terabytes worth of information and have only reviewed some 20 gigabytes - about 1 percent of the total amount of digital evidence.

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on sexual abuse charges from Madison County.

Authorities are asking families who think their child may have been a victim, or to call local law enforcement immediately.

"If there is anybody out there that believes, whether it be in Madison County or Marshall County, that Mr. Barrow showed a special interest in their child - and we're not talking about those he may have coached - but instead, younger children that he may have spent time with and given gifts to - we would appreciate hearing from those parents or children involved," said Marshall County District Attorney Steve Marshall.

The DA said there is going to be a "natural assumption" that these victims were in some way related to Barrow's coaching the Guntersville High School girls' soccer team, but that it would be an incorrect assumption.

Barrow remains suspended from the Guntersville school system, according to the district's superintendent.

Thursday evening, Barrow posted his $250,000 bond in Madison County before being transferred to Marshall County. He is being held in the Guntersville City Jail on $1 million bond. He is scheduled to appear before a district judge at 9 a.m. Friday.

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