Lauderdale County man accused of recording 11-year-old showering, sleeping

Bond hearing for Lauderdale County child porn suspect

LAUDERDALE COUNTY, AL (WAFF) - A Lauderdale County man is facing hundreds of child pornography charges.

Michael Newell is charged with 152 counts of producing pornography with a minor and 152 counts possession of child porn. A judge set his bond at $400,000 on Wednesday.

Investigators say Newell took videos of an 11-year-old female in the shower. The victim is the daughter of a friend of his.

The girl reported it at school. Authorities began an investigation and notified the Department of Human Resources.

Investigators got a warrant Newell’s electronic devices and reportedly found more pictures and videos of the child showering and sleeping.

Investigators say he also prepared marijuana for her.

Newell was indicted by a Lauderdale County grand jury on the 304 counts listed above.

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