Florence Man Arrested…Charged With 201 Counts Of Child Pornography

By  | March 12, 2019 | Filed under: News

Perry Duane Underwood,

FLORENCE-Florence Police arrest a second man this week on charges of Child Pornography.   Perry Duane Underwood, 54, of Florence, was arrested Monday, March 11 and has been charged with 201 counts of Possession of Child Porongraphy.

According to police Underwood has been charged with 198 counts of Child Pornography and 3 counts of Unlawful Dissemination of Obscene Matter of a person under 17.

Investigators say the arrest came after Florence police received a tip from the Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force that led to police issuing a search warrant that allowed them to inspect several electronic devices Underwood owns. on inspection of the electronic devices investigators found 201 images of Child Porongraphy.

This arrest comes on the heels of an arrest on Thursday, March 7 when Florence police charged John Daniel Wise, 23, of Florence, with 289 counts of Unlawful Possession of Child Pornography that also came after a tip from the task force.

The Florence Police Department say the  two arrests are not connected.

Wise is still in the Lauderdale County Detention Center as of Monday and Cobb is being held in the Detention Center with a bond set at $1,005,000.00 as well.

Florence Police Department issued this release cncerning the arrest of Perry Underwood on Child Pornograpy charges:“Detective Drew Harless with the Florence Police Department received a ‘cyber-tip’ from the Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force (ICAC) involving the unlawful possession of child pornography. That tip led to a search warrant being issued and executed on several electronic devices owned by Perry Underwood.

During the search of the devices, Detectives found 198 images of Child Pornography. They were also able to show where at least three photos were disseminated. This led to Detective Harless having warrants issued for each image located and disseminate.

Mr. Perry was arrested on 3/11/2019 for 198 counts of Possession of Child Pornography and three counts of Disseminating Child Pornography. He has a bond set at $1,005,000.00 and is currently in the Lauderdale County Detention Center.

This case is not related to the John Wise case from last week.”


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