Rainsville man faces child pornography charges following ALEA tip

The 23-year-old could face more charges.

Posted: Apr 24, 2021 3:26 PM

A tip from the Alabama Law Enforcement Agency led to a child pornography arrest in Dekalb County.

23-year-old Valen Ashe Edwards of Rainsville was arrested for Possession of Child Pornography and Dissemination/Display of Child Pornography. 

Detectives from the Rainsville Police Department received the tip on Thursday. Photos and other materials had been tracked from as far as California. 

Once a search warrant was issued, the Dekalb County District Attorney's office Major Crimes Task Force served it around 4:00 p.m. 

Rainsville Police Department, Fort Payne Police Department, District Attorneys Office Investigators, and Dekalb County sheriff's Office were all involved. 

Investigators said more charges are likely.

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