Homemade porn leads to arrest in Dekalb County

RAINSVILLE, Alabama(WDEF) – Dekalb County Sheriff Deputies arrested a man for producing pornographic material from his rental house.

Randall Berry, 51, of Rainsville was taken into custody early Friday evening. He is facing one count of producing obscene material.

There is speculation the obscene material involves child porn because the Department of Human Resources and the Child Advocacy Center has been called to work the case.

WDEF spoke to several neighbors who did not want to be identified but said it was very unusual to come home and see sheriff cars in front of the house.

"Well it’s pretty disturbing. I can’t believe something like that would be in the neighborhood."

During a search of the home, deputies seized computers and cell phones which have been turned over to the FBI for examination. Depending on what they find, Berry could face additional charges that could include federal charges.

Neighbors told WDEF  that Berry, his wife and kids have been renting the home in the 100 block of Malcom Avenue for a short period of time. The owners of the rental home told WDEF they were shocked by the allegations.

WDEF briefly spoke to Berry’s wife who was visibly upset and didn’t want to say too much about the allegation. But she did make one statement:

"It’s a nightmare and I’m trying to protect my children," she said.

Sheriff Jimmy Harris released this statement to new media:

"This case is on-going and we are working to see if there is a pattern of behavior or of this case goes beyond the borders of DeKalb County. We hope to gain more information once these devices are examined by the FBI. What I have seen so far is very disturbing but we don’t know how far it goes yet."

Authorities are worried that Berry’s alleged crime may have also been committed outside of Dekalb County.

Berry remains in jail without bond. There is also a hold on him for another agency but it’s unclear if that agency is the FBI.

Categories: Crime, DeKalb County, Local News

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