A Baldwin County man has been indicted for 45 counts of possessing child pornography, according to the office of Alabama Attorney General Luther Strange.

The announcement came on Wednesday after a grand jury brought the indictment against 36-year-old John Lockard Bailey of Elberta. Bailey was arrested on an outstanding warrant on June 10 and has since been in custody at the Baldwin County Correctional Center.

John Lockard Bailey , 36 of Elberta, was arrested in June. He's since been indicted and charged with 45 counts of possessing child pornography.

John Lockard Bailey , 36 of Elberta, was arrested in June. He’s since been indicted and charged with 45 counts of possessing child pornography.

John Bailey Jr., 36 of Elberta, was arrested in June. He’s since been indicted and charged with 45 counts of possessing child pornography. [/caption] He’s been served notice of the new indictment, and his bond has been set at $500,000.
The Criminal Trials Division of Strange’s office presented evidence to a Baldwin County grand jury on August 21. The charges in the indictment are related to those for which Bailey was previously arrested.

According to the indictment, in each count brought against Bailey the grand jury determined there was enough evidence to show Bailey knowingly used a Samsung Galaxy Tablet to view and store depictions of “a person under the age of 17 engaged in acts of sadomasochistic abuse, sexual intercourse, sexual excitement, masturbation, genital nudity or other sexual conduct.”

No further information about the investigation nor about Bailey’s alleged crimes have been released other than those stated in the 15-page indictment that was unsealed on Wednesday. Strange’s office said at this point, the details cannot be released.

If convicted, Bailey faces a maximum penalty of 10 years for each count of possession of child pornography, which is a class C felony. At this time, a trial is scheduled for Jan. 25, 2016.