Gene Edward Alden, the man who was charged over the weekend with child pornography, has now been charged with sexual battery on a child younger than 12. The additional charges stem from further investigation by WCSO investigators assigned to the original case from Sept. 29, 2012. In that particular investigation, law enforcement discovered that Alden had photographed a minor and was showing these photos to other people.
The new charge was added when additional victims were located during the investigation. Alden was given a bond of $1 million.
In the early morning hours of Sept. 29, investigators with the Walton County Sheriff’s Office arrested Gene Edward Alden, 57, of Freeport, for possession of material including sexual conduct by child with intent to promote. Law enforcement was informed that a minor had been photographed inappropriately by Alden and that he was showing the photos to people.
Investigators located Alden and during the investigation found over 10 photographs of the victim. Alden was booked into the Walton County Department of Corrections.