DALE COUNTY, Ala. (WDHN) — On Thursday, an Enterprise man was arrested and charged with more than 20 child sex crimes, according to the Dale County Sheriff’s Office.
Thursday afternoon, an investigator with the Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force received a cyber tip regarding the downloading and possible distribution of child pornography, DCSO Chief Deputy Mason Bynum said.
The sheriff’s office then began an investigation and immediately executed a search warrant in the 4800 Block of Rucker Boulevard in Enterprise.
Patrick Lofton, 33, of Enterprise was then charged with 20 counts of possession with the intent to disseminate child pornography and one count of production of child pornography.
Though Enterprise is primarily in the Coffee County Sheriff’s Office’s jurisdiction, Dale County has jurisdiction over the two miles of Enterprise that Lofton’s address falls in.
Forensic investigators are still examining Lofton’s devices, so new charges are possible.
The charges against Lofton are Class A felonies.
Lofton is currently in the Dale County Jail with no bond set.
This is an ongoing investigation, stay with WDHN News for updates.