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Alabama Men Hold Nine-year-old Son Hostage, Torture Him For Eight Months

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HUNTSVILLE, Alabama-- Two Alabama men are facing charges of imprisoning and filming the sexual abuse of a nine-year-old boy to be used for child pornography. To make matters worse, one of the men is the boy's own father. 

Carl Herold, father of the victim, reportedly held his son hostage for eight months while he and his domestic partner Charles Dunnavant sexually assaulted, abused, and exposed the child to an STD. 

A court motion stated the father repeatedly took the child across state lines for criminal sexual purposes and never even allowed the child to attend school.  

Dunnavant, 32, has spent time in northern Alabama and southern Tennessee. Both men are being held on $1 million bond. 

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