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Man accused of using his 9-year-old son as sex slave found dead in jail cell

By Mason White 10:18 AM November 7, 2014
Carl Philip Herold 

By: Wayne Morin
A father was arrested on multiple charges after being accused performing sex acts on his son.

Carl Philip Herold, 33, was charged in his hometown of Alabama and in New York.

Herold was accused of imprisoning his son and raping him. He also recorded the sex acts that he performed on his young son.

Now, Herold was found hanging in a jail cell as he was scheduled to face federal charges in Syracuse, New York, his lawyer said.

Herold had a background in computer programming and ran a popular YouTube channel where he gave programming lessons.

After his arrest, prosecutors said that his 9-year-old son was not enrolled in school for about eight months and was kept away from the outside world while he was being sexually abused by his father.

In Alabama, Herold faced 18 charges including conspiracy to commit sodomy, sexual abuse of a child under 12, sodomy, complicity, aggravated child abuse and conspiracy to commit sexual abuse.

Herold was also charged in New York, where he once lived, with 10 counts of production of child pornography.