Message From The Sheriff
NICK WELDEN  ( read )
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Valley Head man charged with possession of child pornography

From the Office of DeKalb County Sheriff Nick Welden:

FORT PAYNE, Ala. - Investigators with the DeKalb County Criminal Investigations Unit received a tip from Internet Crimes Against Children and the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children through the FBI, of obscene material being downloaded to a residence on County Road 137 in Valley Head.  The DeKalb County Criminal Investigations Unit, along with the DeKalb County Special Response Team responded to the residence after a search warrant was obtained, finding evidence to support the allegations.   Kael Claxton (38 of Valley Head) was charged with Possession of Child Pornography.  This is an ongoing investigation with more charges pending.

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Kael Claxton (38 of Valley Head)

DeKalb County Sheriff Nick Welden said of the incident:

"We have been seeing so much crime against our children, it is heartbreaking.  Our children are the most vulnerable beings on the plant and for someone to think that this type of behavior is ok, is just pure evil.  Whether sexual, emotional or physical abuse, the nightmare never ends for the victim or their families." 

"I would like to thank everyone involved in getting this case solved so quickly."

"God Bless!" Concluded Sheriff Welden.