Defense contractor rearrested, charged with 60 counts of child pornography

Defense contractor rearrested, charged with 60 counts of child pornography

ATHENS, Ala. (WAFF) - Limestone County investigators arrested Grady Paul Gaston III Wednesday afternoon.

Gaston faces 63 additional charges including possession of child pornography, human trafficking, incest, and possession of drug paraphernalia. Broken down, Gaston is charged with 60 counts of possession of child pornography, one count of human trafficking 1st degree, one count of incest, and possession of drug paraphernalia. His bond is not set.

The investigation is still ongoing, and Limestone County Sheriff Mike Blakely says additional charges are possible.

Gaston was arrested at his home in Athens Wednesday after a search warrant was executed.

In May, Gaston was arrested on charges of possession of a controlled substance and possession of drug paraphernalia. At the time, investigators said further charges were pending.

Gaston is the president and owner of Gradkell Systems Inc., a Huntsville-based IT strategy and solutions business.

He contracts with the Department of Defense.

Gaston previously spoke with WAFF 48 News about the May arrest. He said the was a raid on his house. He said authorities did find some “things” but they were not his. He said “sketchy tenants” have been in and out of the house.

Gaston said his mother passed away and left behind rental properties to manage.

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