MADISON, Ala. (WHNT) - UPDATE - The Madison Police Department charged 24 year old John Bradley Nash with electronic solicitation of a child. This charge stemmed from the ongoing investigation into Nash's activity while volunteering with the band at Discovery Middle School. The case is still under investigation. The Madison Police Department encourages anyone who may have additional information pertaining to the Nash investigation to come forward.
Madison police arrest a school band director and his son as part of a child pornography investigation.
24-year-old John "Bradley" Nash is charged with possession of child pornography. His father, 58-year-old John Nash, is charged with a violation of Alabama's mandatory reporting law. Bradley Nash is a volunteer with the Discovery Middle School Band, his father is the school's band director.
Bradley Nash is scheduled for a felony examination hearing on Wednesday, July 18th at 8:30am in Lynn Sherrod's courtroom at the Madison County courthouse. His father, John Nash, will appear in the same courtroom the next day, Thursday, July 19th at 1:30pm.
Police say school administrators notified them on June 28 of a possible inappropriate relationship with a 15-year-old female student and the 24-year-old Nash. Police were also informed the alleged relationship had been previously reported to the band director, Bradley Nash's father, who police say failed to report it to authorities as required by Alabama law.
Officers got a warrant to search Bradley Nash's computer. According to police, they found obscene images of minors. Police arrested both father and son at the Madison Police Department.
Bradley Nash was booked on a $2,500 bond, while his father was booked on a $500 bond. Officers also tell us John Nash has been placed on administrative leave prior to his arrest. Police say the investigation is ongoing.