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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
Middle District of Alabama

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, May 12, 2016

Barbour County Man Sentenced to 84 Months in Federal Prison for Receipt of Child Pornography

       Montgomery, Alabama – William Ray George (46), a resident of Clayton, Alabama, was sentenced to 84 months in federal prison for receipt of child pornography, announced George L. Beck, Jr., United States Attorney for the Middle District of Alabama.

       In August of 2015, George pled guilty to receiving child pornography.  The conviction stemmed from George’s collection of child pornography that contained images and videos of child sexual abuse.  George received the child pornography through a peer-to-peer file sharing program, eMule.  When interviewed by law enforcement, George admitted to viewing child pornography for the past thirteen years.

       Chief United States District Judge W. Keith Watkins sentenced George to 84 months in federal prison to be followed by a life term of supervised release.  George remains on bond and will turn himself into the Bureau of Prisons in June 2016.

       “Receiving and viewing child pornography victimizes innocent children and cannot be tolerated,” stated U.S. Attorney Beck.  “Child pornography poses a danger to the entire community because it exploits what should be our greatest treasure, our children.”  

       "ALEA is committed to teaming with our federal and local partners to investigate those who prey on our children," said Secretary of Law Enforcement, Stan Stabler.

       This case was investigated by the Alabama State Bureau of Investigation.  Assistant United States Attorneys Hollie Worley and Curtis Ivy prosecuted the case.

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Updated May 12, 2016