March 4, 2021

Alabama Police: Math tutor broke into computer to send sexually graphic material

An Alabama man is accused of breaking into another person’s email to send obscene images to other people.

Garrett Wayne Higginbotham, 26, of Graysville has been charged with computer tampering and three counts of distribution of obscene material. Officials say other charges could be filed in the case, which is still under investigation.

Hoover Police started an investigation in November 2020, after a victim reported receiving an obscene image from an email from an account they no longer used.

Investigators determined the email account was compromised after the victim received on-line tutoring from a male acquaintance.

Police said Higginbotham used the victim’s email address to send several obscene images and emails of a sexually graphic nature to other individuals.