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Man with 304 charges, including producing porn with minor, booked in Lauderdale County Jail

Bond has not been set at this time.

Posted: May 7, 2019 10:29 AM
Updated: May 7, 2019 10:14 PM

UPDATE:

One Place of the Shoals investigators told WAAY31 the 11-year-old victim went to her school guidance counselor in 2017 and told her Newell took a video of her showering and then made her sit in his lap and watch the video.

Michael Newell

The victim also said, according to investigators, Newell would make her smoke pot with him.

Newell admitted to taking video of the child showering, according to One Place.

The Department of Human Resources got involved and Newell did not have access to the child after she came forward.

Investigators obtained search warrants of Newell’s electronic devices and found more pictures and video of the child showering and sleeping.

He was indicted by a Lauderdale County grand jury on 152 counts of producing pornography with a minor and 152 counts of possession of pornographic material.

Investigators commended the strength of the child to come forward.

From earlier:

A man has been booked into the Lauderdale County on more than 300 pornography charges.

The jail reports that Michael Newell is charged with 152 counts of producing pornography with a minor and 152 counts of possession of pornographic material.

Bond has not been set at this time.

Check WAAY 31 on air and WAAYTV.com for updates as we get them.

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