Rainsville Man Arrested on Child Pornography Charges

FORT PAYNE, Ala. On Thursday, 6/17/2021 Dekalb County Major Crime Unit (comprising of Dekalb County Sheriff’s Office, DeKalb County District Attorney’s Office, Fort Payne Police Department, Rainsville Police Department, and Geraldine Police Department) in conjunction with EMACC Human Trafficking and Crimes Against Children Task Force conducted a search warrant at 98 County Road 514 Rainsville, AL after receiving a tip of child pornography being downloaded at the address. As a result of the search warrant Gregory Allen Shankles (39 of Rainsville) was charged with Possession of Child Pornography (x10). This is an ongoing investigation and more charges are expected.

DeKalb County Sheriff Nick Welden said of the incident: Thank you to these different agencies coming together with one common goal of making our community safer. We appreciate the EMACC Center’s Human Trafficking and Crimes Against Children Task Force for their continued support and their partnership.”

“God Bless!” Concluded Sheriff Welden.