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(Columbiana, AL) In January 2023, Shelby County Sheriff’s Office Criminal Investigators received a tip from the Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force. The joint investigation with the Marion County Sheriff’s Office led to the arrest of 76 year old Stanley Andrews, of Birmingham, AL. Andrews was arrested on Friday, April 21, 2023 and charged with 10 counts of “Possession of obscene matter containing visual depiction of persons under 17 years of age involved in obscene acts”.
At this time, investigators have no information that suggests the images were produced in or near Shelby County. Andrews is currently being held in the Shelby County Jail on $3,405,000 bond.
Sheriff John Samaniego stated, “I am very proud of the men and women of the Shelby County Sheriff’s Office who helped bring Andrews to justice. I also want to thank the Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force, the Marion County District Attorney’s Office and the Marion County Sheriff’s Office for partnering with our agency on this investigation. The Shelby County Sheriff’s Office makes investigating the victimization of children a top priority and I am thankful that we were able to come together and close this case with an arrest.”
This investigation is ongoing and the Sheriff’s Office asks anyone with additional information to call the Shelby County Sheriff’s Office at (205) 670-6000. An anonymous tip can be submitted to Crime Stoppers at 205-254-7777, or on their website at www.crimestoppersmetroal.com
For more information on the crimes charged, you can view the Alabama Criminal Code and search for code 13A-12-192.
The Shelby County Sheriff’s Office is a longtime member of the Internet Crimes Against Children (ICAC) Task Force. For more information about ICAC, visit https://www.icactaskforce.org.