Wicksburg Man/Woman in Jail for Child Porn

By: Deborah Tuff
By: Deborah Tuff

A Wicksburg man and woman are behind bars. Police say they have discovered a shocking case of child pornography where both the perpetrators and the victims appear to live in this area.

Forty-nine-year-old Robert Southby and 56-year-old Linda Gentry live in a quiet area off of a dirt road in Newton. Houston County Sheriff Department officials say, what went on inside the house and in the yard of this house, would shake this quiet neighborhood to its foundation.

Investigators say when they executed a search warrant, they confiscated thousands of pictures and a collection of videos and internet pornography. But they say the most disturbing evidence they found is a picture album containing Polaroids of naked boys between the ages of 13 and 16.

Southby is charged with two counts of sodomy in the first degree, two counts of sexual abuse, and possession and production of child pornography. Linda Gentry faces similar charges.

Both Southby and Gentry remain in the Houston County Jail. Southby's bond is set at $400,000 and Gentry's at $50,000. The Houston County's Sheriff Department is still trying to identify the victims.

If you are a victim please call the sheriff's department at 677-4807.

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