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Carl Herold and Domestic Partner Indicted On Sexual Abuse Charges

Carl Philip Herold

Carl Philip Herold

HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – A Huntsville man and his domestic partner have been indicted on multiple sexual abuse charges according to our news partners at The Huntsville Times and al.com.

Carl Philip Herold was indicted on 18 total counts.  The counts include six conspiracy to commit sodomy, four counts of sodomy, three counts of sexual abuse of a child under 12, complicity, aggravated child abuse and conspiracy to commit sexual abuse.

The Madison County grand jury indicted Herold’s domestic partner, Charles Walker Dunnavant on six counts of conspiracy to commit sodomy, four counts of sodomy and sexual abuse of a child under 12, conspiracy to commit child sex abuse and aggravated child abuse.

The grand jury no billed charges of sexual torture for both men.

The two men are accused of holding a young boy captive for eight months inside a home on Lakewood Drive.

The two men originally faced charges of child pornography production, and distribution but those charges were dropped because prosecutors believe another agency will pursue them.

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