Madison County Man Charged With 5 Counts Of Possession Of Child Pornography

By  | November 12, 2020 | Filed under: News

Peter Michael Hassler

MADISON COUNTY-On Wednesday, November 11 the Madison County sheriff’s Department issued a statement concerning the arrest of a suspect who has been charged with five counts of Possession of Child Pornography:

“This week investigators with the Madison County Sheriff Office and Homeland Security executed a search warrant in Madison, Al. During the execution of the search warrant, numerous files and images containing the sexual abuse of children were located on the suspect’s computer. Peter Michael Hassler, 68 years of age was arrested and charged with five (5) counts of Possession of Child Pornography. His bond was set at $75,000.
Mr. Hassler was arrested as the result of an undercover Internet Crimes Against Children, or ICAC, investigation. Investigators with MCSO, along with investigators with Homeland Security began the investigation after discovering the suspect was in possession of distributing images of child exploitation online. This investigation is ongoing pending forensic analysis on the suspect’s computer and other electronic devices.
Note: All subjects are presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.”
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