Council member faces child porn charges

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Daleville (WTVY)-- 61-year old Daleville city council member Marvin Wise, already facing multiple sex charges, was arrested Monday for possessing child pornography.

Daleville City Council member Marvin Wise is led into the Dale County Courthouse to appear in court on sex charges. Photo from October 19, 2017.

The allegation was confirmed by Daleville Police Chief Willy Powell who said it involves the transmittal of images via cell phone. He declined to reveal whether the case involves the same victim as the other charges.

Wise was accused October 18 of five felonies---one count of second degree rape, one count of second degree sodomy, one count of enticing a child for immoral purposes and two counts of second degree sexual abuse. The alleged victim is 15 years old.

During a court hearing last month it was revealed that Wise allegedly confessed to the original charges. Court records show he recently retained Montgomery attorney Jeffrey Duffey to represent him.

Wise was appointed to the council in 2015 and elected to a full term the following year. While he has not resigned, if convicted, Wise would be automatically removed from office.

He was transported to the Dale County jail on the child porn charge and will likely be released on bond as he was on the original five felonies.