Man smiles after being arrested in child porn case

Gardendale, AL- An Alabama man took an unusual mug shot after being arrested in connection to a child pornography case.

Jared Tolson, 21, smiled wide in the photo after he was arrested for allegedly having a 13-year-old boy send him sexually explicit videos.   

Police say Tolson met the boy online, and connected with him using various social media accounts.

“This is a warning for all parents to monitor their children’s social media,” Police said in a statement on their Facebook page. “Tolson was following everything this family was placing on various social media sites.”

Tolson is currently being held in Jefferson county jail on bond of $45,000.

He was charged with solicitation to produce child pornography and solicitation to disseminate child pornography. 

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