From The Tribune staff reports
LEE COUNTY — A man is being held at the Lee County Jail, facing more than 20 child sex charges, including sexual torture.
Brandon Thomas Hart, 31, of Smiths Station, was arrested and charged with seven counts of possession of child pornography, six counts of production of child pornography, four counts of first-degree sodomy, two counts of sexual abuse of a child less than 12, one count of first-degree sexual abuse and one count of first-degree sexual torture.
According to the Opelika-Auburn News, Investigators say Hart’s victims appear to be between 2 and 14 years of age. The investigation was conducted by the Lee County Sheriff’s Office and the Federal Bureau of Investigation.
On Tuesday, the two agencies conducted a search warrant at a residence in Smiths Station in response to possible dissemination of child pornography. Hart became a suspect at that time.
He is being held at the Lee County Jail on $2.114 million bond.
Anyone with information pertaining to the case is asked to contact the Lee County Sheriff’s Office at 334-749-5651 or Central Alabama Crime Stoppers at 334-215-STOP (7867).