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Neighbors react to Florence man with over 2K child porn charges

Jeffery Hunt (Source: WAFF) Jeffery Hunt (Source: WAFF)
FLORENCE, AL (WAFF) -

A Florence man is accused of featuring the children he babysat as part of the child porn he was producing. Jeffery Hunt faces almost 2,000 charges of possession of child pornography and nearly 300 counts of producing child porn. Police said at least three of his victims were local.

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A lot of Hunt's neighbors had no clue that he lived just a few houses away from them. They said their neighborhood is filled with children and that it's terrifying to hear an alleged child predator was so close.

"We have small kids in this neighborhood and the people that live across the street from me have five children, small children," said Julie Lanier.

"Yes, it is scary because I had no idea he lived up the road," said Teresa Dickey.

Neighbors are spreading the news that Hunt is indicted on more than 2,000 child pornography charges as well as making the images in his own home.

A Lauderdale County Judge read him his charges and his rights for the first time on Friday. Possession of child porn is one to 10 years in prison while producing it is punishable by 10 years to life.

"He needs to go to jail for a very, very long time, and we're not talking minimal security he needs to be away from us forever," Lanier said.

Neighbors plan to watch out for one another and keep their guards up to protect kids.

"We had a person that was having the same issues, lived a couple blocks up, but we've never let our kids outside unsupervised and I have dogs," Lanier said.

"It scares me to no end," Dickey said. "You really have to keep a close check on your children because its not like it was when I was small."

Hunt remains in the Lauderdale County Jail on a $500,000 cash bond.

His arraignment will be April 19.

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