Sheriff: Man had child porn of children ages one to five on home computer

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Dothan (WTVY)-- A Dothan man is jailed on charges he possessed 165 images of child pornography, many of children under five years old.

Kirt Edward Brown booking photo from Houston County Jail.

Houston County Sheriff Donald Valenza said the arrest of Kirt Edward Brown, 61, follows a search of his home.

Brown initially faced five porn allegations but, this week, 160 he was arrested on 160 additional felony counts in an ongoing investigation.

Valenza said Wednesday during a press conference announcing Brown’s arrest he’s appalled by the allegations. “There’s no rehabilitation for those who commit child pornography crimes.” The sheriff said the children, most ages one to five, depicted in the computer images will be “marked for life.” None, he believes, are local victims.

Brown’s wife, Sonja, faces trial on marijuana possession charges after her arrest stemming from the search.

Valenza thanked the Alabama Law Enforcement Agency, Fort Rucker Criminal Investigation Division, and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms for assistance in the investigation.