Winston-Salem man faces 30 child porn charges

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Dravelle Lamount Cannady (Winston-Salem Police Department).

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A Winston-Salem man was arrested and charged Wednesday with 30 sex offenses after investigators received information that a person had uploaded child pornography to several internet sites, authorities said Wednesday.

The Winston-Salem Journal reported that Dravelle Lamount Cannady, 43, of Westdale Avenue was charged with 20 counts of second-degree sexual exploitation of minors, and 10 counts of a third-degree sexual exploitation of minors, arrest warrants say.

Cannady also gave an address on Francsican Terrace.

Cannady was arrested after investigators executed a search warrant at his apartment on Francisan Drive, police said.

He was accused of distributing images of minors having sex with each other, the warrants say.

The minors were 7- to 14 years-old when the offenses occurred, between Aug. 29, 2013, and Sept. 2, 2014.

Cannady also was charged with a misdemeanor probation violation, driving while his license was revoked and driving with expired inspection tags, court records show.

Cannady was being held Wednesday night in the Forsyth County Jail with his bond set at $502,000, the Forsyth County Sheriff’s Office said. He is scheduled to appear in court Oct. 23.

Anyone with information about this case can call Winston-Salem police (336) 773-7700 or Clemmons Stoppers at (336) 727-2800.

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