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Third Man Indicted In Carl Philip Herold Child Sex Abuse Case

HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – A third man is now indicted in the Carl Philip Herold child sex abuse case.

Herold, his domestic partner Charles Walker Dunnavant, and now Mark Bedwell all face various sexual abuse charges.

Bedwell has not been mentioned in any previous proceedings.  Court documents show Bedwell is charged with six counts of sodomy of a child older than 12 and younger than 16 and one count of enticing a child. Bedwell is not listed in any other court documents in Alabama, WHNT News 19 discovered. Bedwell is also not listed as an inmate in the Madison County Detention Facility.

Herold and Dunnavant are both accused of holding a child captive for eight months in a home on the 3000 block of Lakewood Drive.

Herold is charged with six counts of 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.

Dunnavant is charged with 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.

Herold and Dunnavant are scheduled to stand trial on August 4.  Their arraignment is scheduled for July 23.

 



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