TROY, AL - The Troy Police Department arrested 37 year old Douglas Edward Hale of Troy on one count of Possession of Child Pornography, according to information released by Chief Jimmy Ennis.
On Monday August 18th, the Troy Police Department was contacted by the FBI in reference to Hale having explicit on-line contact with a juvenile female. Troy Police Department Detectives conducted a subsequent investigation and was able to compile enough evidence to develop probable cause to receive a search warrant for Hale's Computer. Detectives made contact with Hale at his residence off of US 231 North and a search of his computer showed him to be in possession of Child Pornography. Hale was transported to the Troy City Jail for processing and moved to the Pike County Jail on $25,000 bond. Hale will be held at the Pike County Jail pending a bond revocation hearing on a prior pending charge of Sexual Abuse 1st.
This case is still under investigation by the Troy Police Department.