The Millbrook Police Department arrested Ted Carr Jr., 60, of Millbrook on two counts of possession of obscene matter containing visual depictions of persons under 17 years of age.

Police chief P.K. Johnson said the investigation into Carr started from another call on May 3.

“The Millbrook Police Department made contact with a complainant with regard to a report of domestic violence,” Johnson said in a statement. “During the initial interview, the complainant alleged the offender may possibly be in possession of child pornography.”

Johnson said multiple search warrants were obtained and executed.

“A forensic examination of several devices seized during this investigation is being conducted with the Prattville Police Department,” Johnson said. “It has been determined Carr was in possession of a staggering amount of what has been identified as child sexual abuse material.”

Carr was arrested May 8 and placed in the Elmore County Jail. Carr has a $150,000 cash bond available to him.

Johnson said the investigation into Carr is still ongoing.

“I am limited in what I can divulge as to the evidence that we’ve discovered and that is still being processed,” Johnson said. “I can say at this point there are what appears to be hundreds of images and videos on the devices that are being examined.”

This is the second time in recent weeks the Millbrook Police Department has been involved in an investigation where a child is a victim.

“Within the last several weeks, our criminal investigations unit has worked two cases involving grown adults committing atrocious acts upon children,” Johnson said. “Our agency recently arrested Steven Barnes, a 28-year-old Montgomery resident, for brutally sexually assaulting a 5-year-old child.”

Barnes is being held on a $10 million cash bond in the Elmore County Jail.

Johnson said his officers will exhaust everything to prosecute crimes against children despite its toll on the officers.

“The Millbrook Police Department will exhaust every resource available to us to ensure that no person will cause harm to our children and escape justice,” Johnson said. “Fortunately for us and unfortunately for the alleged offender (Carr), our detectives are members of Internet Crimes against Children Task Force which is part of the Alabama Law Enforcement Agency in conjunction with the United States Department of Justice. I am extremely proud of our detectives and the other investigators involved in this investigation. 

“No one should have to be exposed to the material that they are having to see. It’s especially tough when you have children or grandchildren of your own. Unfortunately it cannot be avoided. These are professional law enforcement officers and they have and will continue to do what is necessary to complete this investigation and ensure that this alleged offender will be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law.”