Attalla man arrested on Child Pornography Charges
January 5, 2018
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Attalla man arrested on Child Pornography Charges

PHOTO: Zachary Loy Whitworth (43 of Attalla) was arrested last Thursday on Child Pornography charges after he admitted to looking at it on his cell phone. (Etowah County Sheriff’s Office)

By Staff Reports 

ATTALLA, Ala. — According to the Etowah County Sheriff’s Office: An Attalla man was arrested and charged with possession of child pornography, according to Sheriff Todd Entrekin.

Zachary Loy Whitworth, 43, Attalla, was arrested on December 28, 2017 and charged with possession of child pornography, which is a felony,” investigator Stephen McGlathery said.

Whitworth was located and interviewed after Investigator McGlathery received a tip that the suspect had child pornography on his cellular phone.  Whitworth admitted to looking at child pornography on his phone.

A search warrant was executed at the hotel where Whitworth had been staying in Attalla.  His cellular phone was seized at that time.

Whitworth is currently being detained in the Etowah County Detention Center on $25,000 cash bond.

Special thanks to the Tennessee Valley Regional Computer Forensic Laboratory (RCFL), FBI-Gadsden Resident Agency and the Alabama Internet Crimes against Children (ICAC) Unit.”

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