Man pleads not guilty to sending obscene material

COLUMBIANA – A Blountsville man who was accused of sending explicit material to underage victims in Shelby County recently pleaded not guilty to multiple sex-related felony charges.

Tyler Marc Bynum, 29, who lists an address on Black Road, pleaded not guilty to three counts of transmitting obscene matter to multiple victims under the age of 16. According to his indictment, which took place in November, Bynum allegedly transmitted an image of an erect penis using a computer communication system “for the purpose of initiating or engaging in sexual acts” to three different victims in December 2016.

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Bynum was initially arrested by the Shelby County Sheriff’s Office on Jan. 23. He was held at the Shelby County Jail until the day after his arrest, when he was released on bonds totaling $90,000.

Transmitting obscene matter to children is a Class B felony. If convicted, Bynum could be sentenced to two to 20 years in prison.

After his case was bound over to a grand jury, Bynum’s case was assigned to Shelby County Circuit Court Judge William H. Bostick III. Bynum is set to appear in court for a status call on Feb. 5, 2018.