Hearing Date Set for For Huntsville Men Charged With Sexual Abuse and Torture

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Carl Philip Herold

MADISON COUNTY, Ala. (WHNT) – Carl Phillip Herold and Charles Dunnavant will go before a Madison County judge on April 16 for their preliminary hearing for charges filed against both men accusing them of holding a young boy captive to produce child pornography.

Carl Philip Herold is charged with the production and distribution of child pornography, sodomy, sexual abuse, aggravated child abuse, complicity sexual abuse and complicity sodomy. He is accused of videotaping and photographing a nude 9-year-old who was being sodomized and sexually tortured.

His original hearing was continued due to the winter weather affecting the Tennessee Valley last week.

Charles Dunnavant

Charles Dunnavant

Herold’s domestic partner, Charles Dunnavant, faces charges child sex abuse, sodomy, sexual torture and aggravated child abuse.

Dunnavant, who is from the Tennessee Valley, worked as a loan officer for Redstone Federal Credit Union until the investigation began in early November, Madison County Assistant District Attorney Gabrielle Helix said.

Both men are being held on $1 million cash-only bonds.


  • Sue

    Both of these perverts are EXTREMELY dangerous to children!!! They obviously think they have the right to do anything to anyone that pleases themselves! They need to get the maximum sentence that can be given. Hanging them would be better or torturing them like they did to children! They are not human!!!

  • carolineredbrook

    Accused pedophiles like Herold and Dunnavant, Sylvain Kustyan, Jerry Sandusky, etc. must be apprehended before they have years to continue to destroy young lives. Sandusky is now safely behind bars. But unfortunately, Kustyan, who has been formally charged with two counts each of 1st Degree Sodomy and Sexual Abuse of a ten-year-old little boy, fled to avoid imminent arrest. Kustyan, formerly of Tuscaloosa, Alabama and Hermin/ Mazingarbe, France, as an English teacher, has led numerous groups of schoolchildren on trips to the US, the UK and Ireland.. Pedophiles condemn their victims to a lifetime of emotional and psychological trauma and often permanent physical ailments as well. Since the average pedophile has 300 different victims in their lifetime and since the recidivism rate among pedophiles is virtually 100% and since there is no effective treatment and no known cure they must be stopped ASAP!

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