Woman Admits To Taking Pictures In Child Porn Investigation

LAUDERDALE COUNTY, Ala. (WHNT) – Investigators say nude photos surfaced of a young child in proactive poses.

Now a Florence woman is in jail, accused of producing child porn.

According to detectives, Patricia Allana Edmon Ayers admitted to taking the photos.

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However Ayers says she snapped the pictures to compare the photos of the naked child to images taken last year, in order to document a rash on the child’s arms and back.

“These photos, the child was posed in the photos and has nothing to do with what you would think of someone taking a photo for medical reasons,” said Lauderdale County Investigator, Richard Richey.

The investigation started when a Madison County man turned the images over to police.  Authorities say the man was browsing through other pictures taken by Ayers, when the nude photos popped up.

“If it hadn`t been for him calling and making authorities aware of that, we woulda never known this and it coulda went on, other things coulda happened to this child,” said Richey.  “We commend him for doing the right thing.”

Investigators searched Ayer’s home on Lauderdale County Road 298 and confiscated several other laptops, hard drives, and nearly a dozen electron devices.

“She was really upset once we told her what her charges were going to be, whether she was remorseful for getting caught, or remorseful for taking the photos, I can`t say,” said Richey.

Evidence from Ayer’s home will be sent to a forensics lab for testing but so far, detectives uncovered five photos of a naked child and believe, there could be more.

Ayer’s husband was not arrested during the investigation.

The man told detectives he didn’t know about the pictures, and Ayers backed up his story.

Patricia Allana Edmond Ayers, 32 is being held in the Lauderdale County Jail on $100,000 bond. She was arrested after a joint investigation between the Madison County Sheriff’s Office and Lauderdale County Sheriff’s Office. Ayers is charged with five counts of possession of child pornography and five counts of production of child pornography.

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