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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
Eastern District of Virginia

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, August 15, 2019

Man Sentenced to Prison for Production of Child Pornography

RICHMOND, Va. – A New Orleans man was sentenced today to more than 24 years in prison for production of child pornography.

According to court documents, Alexander Witt, 30, sexually abused two minors and produced video and pictures of that abuse. Witt engaged in sexual acts with Minor 1 when Minor 1 was approximately 11 or 12 years old. This abuse involved taking nude pictures of Minor 1 and filming himself engaging in sexual acts with Minor 1. Additionally, Witt sexually abused a second minor by engaging in sexual acts and produced images and video of that abuse. 

This case was brought as part of Project Safe Childhood, a nationwide initiative launched in May 2006 by the Department of Justice to combat the growing epidemic of child sexual exploitation and abuse. Led by U.S. Attorney’s Offices and the Child Exploitation and Obscenity Section (CEOS), Project Safe Childhood marshals federal, state, and local resources to better locate, apprehend, and prosecute individuals who exploit children via the internet, as well as to identify and rescue victims. For more information about Project Safe Childhood, please visit www.justice.gov/psc.

G. Zachary Terwilliger, U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Virginia, and David W. Archey, Special Agent in Charge of the FBI’s Richmond Field Office, made the announcement after sentencing by Senior U.S. District Judge Robert E. Payne. Assistant U.S. Attorney Heather M. Mansfield and Special Assistant U.S. Attorney Samuel Eugene Fishel prosecuted the case.

A copy of this press release is located on the website of the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of Virginia. Related court documents and information are located on the website of the District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia or on PACER by searching for Case No. 3:19-cr-05.

Topic(s): 
Project Safe Childhood
Contact: 
Joshua Stueve Director of Public Affairs joshua.stueve@usdoj.gov
Updated August 15, 2019