Posted 8/21/23

The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation’s Internet Crimes Against Children Squad arrested and charged an Ardmore man accused of unlawful photography and sexual battery.

Special agents began the investigation after receiving information about a man, identified as Larry Wayne Cunningham.

Cunningham was using an online chat application to tell other individuals about sexually abusing children, taking photographs of the abuse, and sharing the photos with others online.

Agents discovered that Cunningham placed hidden cameras in different rooms of his residence to capture the images he subsequently shared.

Thursday, agents executed a search warrant at Cunningham’s Ardmore home and later arrested him, charging him with one count each of Sexual Exploitation of a Minor, Aggravated Sexual Exploitation of a Minor, Aggravated Unlawful Photography of a Minor, and Sexual Battery by an Authority Figure.

Cunningham was into the Lincoln County Jail, and was being held on $400,000 bond.