The Prattville Pastor arrested and charged with possession of child pornography has made his first court appearance. Clyde David Myers appeared in court to face a list of charges after he was arrested and charged with possessing child pornography.
According to the District Attorney’s office, Myers’ family did not accompany him to court. He sat quietly before the judge showing no emotion.
At this time he has waived his right to a public attorney and it is unknown if he has or will hire representation.
“Anytime a person is in a position of authority and trust commits a crime as horrible as this involving children, it affects the community and my heart goes out to the church members there,” District Attorney Randall Houston said.
Sixty-three-year-old Clyde David Myers was arrested and charged with possession of child pornography on Tuesday. Prattville police said they found over 15,000 pictures of child pornography on his work computer in the Prattville Community Church where he preaches.
CBS 8 News learned some church members tipped off the police.
District Attorney Randall Houston said these are serious charges that carry a substantial sentence.
“People like to say this is a victimless crime, well it’s not a victimless crime,” Houston said. “I mean there’s a child somewhere that has been exploited.”
Myers is still behind bars at the Autauga County Jail, but if he wanted to be released on bail, Houston said the evidence is still mounting and he could be sent right back on more charges from other computers.
“The current charges are based on one computer,” he said. “There are approximately five computers that we are looking at.”
Houston said possession of child pornography is a Class C felony and he could face anywhere between one to ten years behind bars if convicted. Myers is currently being held on a 375,000 dollar bond. His next court appearance is scheduled for October 11th.