A Gadsden man has been arrested and charged in a child pornography investigation, states Sheriff Jonathon Horton.

Ryan Quinn Medley (30) of Gadsden has been arrested and charged with 30 counts of Possession of Obscene Material (Child Pornography). The Etowah County Sheriff’s Office received a tip from the Internet Crimes Against Children (ICAC). Through the investigation it was determined that Mr. Medley was a suspect and a search warrant was executed by investigators from the Sheriff’s Office and Rainbow City Police department at Mr. Medley’s residence. Several phones, electronic were taken into evidence.

Further search warrants were obtained for the examination of the devices taken in evidence. It was determined that the kik app was used for the downloading/swapping of the images. The case is still ongoing.

Etowah County Sheriff’s Office, Rainbow City Police, Tennessee Valley Regional Computer Forensic Laboratory (TVRCFL), and the James M. Berrie Center for Children were all involved in the investigation.

Mr. Medley is being held inside the Etowah County Detention Center on a $600,000 bond. Conditions of his bond is supervised by Community Corrections, have No Internet access, around no child under 18 without supervision.