Father Charged with Sodomizing and Abusing His Nine-Year-Old Son is Found Hanged in His Jail Cell (2014)
I guess what evangelicals and fundamentalist Christians say is true – fatherhood makes men into paragons of virtue!
Carl Herold was found hanged inside a cell at Clay County jail on Monday evening, his attorney said
He and his partner Charles Dunnavant have been accused and charged with numerous sex crimes against Herold’s nine-year-old son
At the time of his death, Herold had been in the middle of an extradition for federal child pornography charges in New York state
Herold faced 18 counts for several alleged crimes, which included sodomy and sexual abuse of a child under 12
His son is now reportedly a patient at a psychiatric hospital
By ZOE SZATHMARY / Nov 2014
A man that had been accused of committing numerous sex crimes against his nine-year-old son allegedly killed himself this week.
Defense attorney Adam Bollaert told Al.com that on Monday evening his client Carl Herold was found hanged inside a cell at Clay County jail.
At the time of his death, Herold had been in the middle of an extradition for federal child pornography charges in New York state, the website reported.
Last year, authorities arrested Herold and his partner Charles Dunnavant in November and December, respectively, and in 2014 indicted them with 30 counts, according to Al.com.
A man who was accused of imprisoning, raping and filming sex acts with his young son was reportedly found dead on Monday night.
Carl Philip Herold was facing some 18 child sex counts in Alabama. He was found hanged in his cell as he was headed to face federal charges in New York.
…Herold was arrested in Alabama in November 2013. The 33-year-old man had a computer programming background and ran a popular YouTube channel where he livestreamed programming lessons.
The alleged abuse began in August 2011, when the child would have been seven years old.
NY Daily News reports that after his arrest, Huntsville prosecutors said the man’s 9-year-old son was not enrolled in school, and is believed to have been kept in the man’s home without interaction with the outside world for approximately eight months.
In Alabama, he faced 18 charges including conspiracy to commit sodomy, sexual abuse of a child under 12, sodomy, complicity, aggravated child abuse and conspiracy to commit sexual abuse.
A month later, police also arrested Herold’s domestic partner, Charles Dunnavant, who was accused of participating in what prosecutors called a child porn ring.
In December 2013, he was also indicted in New York, where he had once lived. Herold was charged with 10 counts of child pornography production for allegedly forcing his child to “engage in sexually explicit conduct” and filming it.
…Dunnavant remains behind bars on $1 million bond. He is charged with sexual torture, sodomy, aggravated child abuse and exposing a person to an STD.
AL reports that a third defendant, Mark Bedwell, was also indicted on multiple related counts; Bedwell, however, does not live in the U.S. and has not been arrested here.
Carl Philip Herold, 33, was accused of conspiring with another man to imprison and commit sex acts on his 9-year-old boy as part of an interstate child porn ring. He likely committed suicide in his cell as he was taken to New York to face federal child porn charges.
…An Alabama man accused of imprisoning, raping and filming sex acts with his young son was found dead Monday night, hanging in a cell as he was headed to face federal charges in New York, the man’s attorney said.Carl Philip Herold, who also faced some 18 child sex counts in Alabama stemming from the sickening abuse, likely committed suicide as he prepared to to face the charges Nov. 21 in a Syracuse federal court, attorney Adam Bollaert told AL.com.