A Boaz man is behind bars in connection to child pornography and the sexual abuse of a child. Investigators say Cody Helton sexually abused a 10 year old girl at the beginning of October in 2017.
During the investigation, more than 250 photos of child pornography were found on his phone. Helton is charged with ten counts of possession of child pornography and one count of sexual abuse of a child less than 12 years old.
Additional charges are expected as the investigation continues. Helton is being held in the Etowah County Detention Center on a $500,000 bond.