SEVERE WX : Dense Fog Advisory View Alerts

Madison counselor arrested on child pornography charges

A counselor at Alabama Psychological Services in Madison was arrested and charged with possessing and disseminating child pornography.

Posted: Dec 22, 2017 1:42 PM
Updated: Dec 22, 2017 7:44 PM

According to the Madison County Sheriff's Office, a counselor at Alabama Psychological Services in Madison faces charges of 
possessing and disseminating child pornography.

The Madison County Sheriff's Office Criminal Investigation Division and the U.S. Department of Homeland Security searched the Madison home and business of 58-year-old Wayde Slocumb on December 15. During the search, investigators said all of Slocumb's electronic media devices were seized and a forensic search was performed on those devices.

One neighbor WAAY 31 spoke with said he has small children, and said the idea of accusations like this around one of his neighbor is concerning. 

"Those accusations are really serious for one," said Lamont Wright, who lives on the same road as Slocumb. "It definitely conerns me with having small children." 

Wright said he's lived on the road for two years and said he is shocked something like this would happen so close to home.

"It's just really, really crazy, you don't know whose out there and you protect your children,  but you can't protect them from everything," Wright said. "It's always something going on so on one hand it isn't surprising, but to be so close it is surprising there." 

Slocumb was arrested on Thursday and is out of jail on a $60,000 bond. 

Investigators are asking anyone who received treatment or counselling from Slocumb who feels they are a victim of a sex crime to contact Madison County Investigator Cathy Davis at 256-533-8831. 

Huntsville
Scattered Clouds
56° wxIcon
Hi: 76° Lo: 52°
Feels Like: 56°
Florence
Clear
58° wxIcon
Hi: 65° Lo: 53°
Feels Like: 58°
Fayetteville
Clear
55° wxIcon
Hi: 74° Lo: 50°
Feels Like: 55°
Decatur
Few Clouds
55° wxIcon
Hi: 74° Lo: 51°
Feels Like: 55°
Scottsboro
Scattered Clouds
57° wxIcon
Hi: 79° Lo: 54°
Feels Like: 57°
WAAY Radar
WAAY WAAY-TV Cam
WAAY Temperatures

Alabama Coronavirus Cases

Confirmed Cases: 136055

Reported Deaths: 2364
CountyConfirmedDeaths
Jefferson19752350
Mobile13449292
Montgomery8852184
Tuscaloosa8654118
Madison792778
Shelby601349
Lee592760
Baldwin552650
Marshall396143
Calhoun353444
Etowah352145
Morgan331428
Houston292021
Elmore267348
DeKalb243221
St. Clair233036
Walker231984
Talladega217129
Limestone211920
Cullman190720
Dallas179126
Franklin178129
Autauga177325
Russell17633
Lauderdale172333
Colbert166626
Blount161715
Escambia161124
Chilton158830
Jackson158111
Covington140327
Dale139244
Coffee13596
Pike120510
Chambers116842
Tallapoosa116485
Clarke110016
Marion96829
Butler91339
Barbour8857
Winston74512
Marengo72420
Pickens66614
Bibb65610
Lowndes65427
Randolph65413
Hale64428
Geneva6344
Lawrence62123
Cherokee61213
Bullock60614
Monroe5908
Clay5878
Washington55913
Perry5416
Crenshaw54032
Conecuh53611
Wilcox53211
Henry5075
Macon48318
Fayette4628
Sumter43819
Cleburne3825
Lamar3702
Choctaw35112
Greene30315
Coosa1723
Out of AL00
Unassigned00

Tennessee Coronavirus Cases

Confirmed Cases: 192995

Reported Deaths: 2377
CountyConfirmedDeaths
Shelby30953459
Davidson26630306
Hamilton951995
Knox949779
Rutherford936189
Williamson531036
Sumner486598
Wilson351945
Putnam334940
Montgomery311144
Unassigned30425
Out of TN298627
Bradley296217
Madison292164
Sevier263815
Blount253524
Maury240924
Washington232836
Robertson222535
Sullivan219733
Hamblen193926
Tipton183219
Gibson170423
Trousdale16667
Hardeman158226
Wayne14995
Dyer138714
Bedford136417
Dickson127415
Coffee125413
Cumberland121718
Weakley120519
Fayette120419
Anderson120013
Obion119110
Henderson118924
Loudon11846
Carter117728
Greene116144
McMinn114625
Jefferson113014
Warren10757
Lawrence106713
Macon106721
Monroe105218
Hardin104716
Lauderdale99416
Haywood99221
Franklin9899
Lake9252
Roane9055
Carroll89920
McNairy89618
Bledsoe8624
White8479
Rhea84412
Hawkins82218
Cheatham81510
Marshall7785
Overton7586
Cocke7549
Smith73111
Johnson7262
Chester64310
Giles63117
Henry6289
Lincoln6241
Hickman5938
DeKalb57014
Crockett54219
Marion5338
Decatur5307
Fentress5263
Campbell4544
Claiborne4425
Polk39910
Grainger3863
Union3642
Benton3379
Jackson3315
Morgan3203
Grundy3095
Cannon2920
Unicoi2891
Humphreys2583
Sequatchie2381
Clay2335
Meigs2283
Houston2243
Scott2172
Stewart2142
Lewis2041
Moore1791
Van Buren1660
Perry1530
Pickett1232
Hancock1083

Community Events