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Alabama man faces 6,547 child porn charges

An Alabama man indicted on more than 6,500 counts of child pornography involving multiple children is jailed with bail set at $10 million cash, police said Friday.

Posted: May 25, 2018 11:17 AM

FLORENCE, Ala. (AP) — An Alabama man indicted on more than 6,500 counts of child pornography involving multiple children is jailed with bail set at $10 million cash, police said Friday.

Jeffery Dale Hunt, 50, of Cherokee was arrested this week while free on bond from a previous arrest on child pornography charges, said Sgt. Greg Cobb, a spokesman for the Florence Police Department.

An indictment returned this week included 4,378 counts of possession of child pornography and 2,169 counts of producing child porn.

The number of children involved is at least in the double digits and all are from the area where Hunt lives, Cobb said.

Authorities are still investigating to determine how many total images are involved, since some could be duplicates, he said. Under Alabama law, multiple felony charges can result from a single image if it's stored on more than one device.

"The detective handling the case is having to go through now and unfortunately view every one of these images on every device," Cobb said.

An attorney representing Hunt didn't immediately return an email seeking comment.

Hunt, whose jobs included working at a home improvement store, was charged with having more than 2,200 images of child pornography last year. He re-arrested following the indictment this week, Cobb said.

Hunt would have to put up cash or property worth $10 million to be released again while awaiting trial, Cobb said.

"I don't know that he'll ever see the outside of a jail again unless it's from a recreational yard or going to court," he said.

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