MADISON COUNTY, AL (WAFF) - An Alabama man was arrested after a federal investigation into a child pornography website.
Ryan Thomas Carver, 27, of Huntsville, was charged with 10 counts of possession of child pornography. Each of the charges is punishable by up to 10 years in prison and a lifetime on the sex offender registry.
Carver came under investigation in February and a special agent for the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) told local authorities that Carver had access to a child pornography website in Colorado, according to Lt. Donny Shaw, public information officer for the Madison County Sheriff's Office.
The website has been under investigation by the DHS and IRS.
Deputies searched Carver's Madison County home before arresting him. He was released from the Madison County Jail on $100,000 bail on March 6.
He now has an attorney and has requested a preliminary hearing. A date for the hearing has not yet been set.
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