LAUDERDALE COUNTY, Ala. (WHNT) — Protection attorneys for Steve Canaday, who faces 73 felony youngster pornography and sexual abuse-related expenses, are asking for his bond to be lowered, calling it “extreme.”
The 62-year-old Florence man was arrested on November 23 after authorities searched his dwelling. Canaday was charged with 25 counts of possession of obscene matter depicting somebody beneath the age of 17 with the intent to distribute it, 25 counts of distributing youngster pornography, and 5 counts of manufacturing youngster pornography.
Now, Canaday faces 12 extra counts of possession of kid pornography, six extra counts of manufacturing of kid pornography, one depend of first-degree sodomy, and one depend of first-degree sexual abuse, based on courtroom data.
Canaday’s attorneys acknowledged in a movement filed Tuesday asking the courtroom to scale back his bond, arguing that he hasn’t even had a bond listening to but.
In that request, the attorneys wrote, “Mr. Canaday’s bond is extreme beneath the Eighth Modification…and it ought to be recalculated.”
The Florence Police Division (FPD) says they bought a tip on November 1 from the Nationwide Heart for Lacking and Exploited Youngsters (NCMEC) about youngster pornography being shared from a supply in Florence.
Detectives stated they had been in a position to determine a juvenile sufferer and collect sufficient proof to get a warrant to look Canaday’s dwelling.
Police stated they had been alerted by NCMEC after receiving 12 cyber suggestions. On Might 21, NCMEC was notified by Meta that somebody allegedly used Instagram to add one picture believed to be youngster pornography.
When authorities traced the IP handle, it was assigned to Canaday’s handle.
A bond discount listening to is scheduled to be held on January 27, 2023.
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