Birmingham Man Indicted for Attempting to Entice a Minor for Sex
BIRMINGHAM – A federal grand jury on Wednesday indicted a Birmingham man and former candidate for a Jefferson County Circuit Court judgeship for attempting to entice a minor to engage in sexual activity, announced U.S. Attorney Joyce White Vance and Homeland Security Investigations Special Agent in Charge Raymond R. Parmer Jr.
A one-count indictment filed in U.S. District Court charges CHUCK HUNTER, 58, with using the Internet and a telephone in an attempt to persuade a person he believed to be a 14-year-old boy to engage in a sexual act.
Hunter was arrested on state charges in the case June 13. He was released from the Jefferson County Jail on bond Wednesday on the state charges. HSI agents and U.S. Marshals arrested Hunter on the federal charges this morning at his Southside Birmingham home.
Hunter was removed from the ballot for a place on the Jefferson County Circuit Court following his state arrest.
HSI investigated the case. Assistant U.S. Attorney Daniel J. Fortune is prosecuting the case.
Members of the public are reminded that an indictment contains only charges. A defendant is presumed innocent of the charges and it will be the government’s burden to prove a defendant’s guilt beyond a reasonable doubt at trial.
If you believe your organization has expertise or resources that could improve outcomes for ex-offenders re-entering society, please e-mail our Community Outreach Coordinator at Jeremy.Sherer@usdoj.gov
or call 205-244-2019.
The Office of U.S. Attorney
Joyce White Vance
Natural Disaster Fraud Hotline
Members of the public can report fraud, waste, abuse or allegations of mismanagement involving disaster relief operations through the Hotline, toll free, at (866) 720-5721 or the Disaster Fraud e-mail at email@example.com. Please see the News Release Justice Department Officials Raise Awareness of Disaster Fraud Hotline