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U.S. Attorney’s Office
Northern District of Alabama

Thursday, June 9, 2016

Birmingham Man Sentenced to 30 Years in Prison for Child Exploitation and Child Pornography

BIRMINGHAM – A federal judge today sentenced a Birmingham man to 30 years in prison for sexually exploiting a 5-year-old child and possessing and distributing child pornography, announced U.S. Attorney Joyce White Vance and FBI Special Agent in Charge Roger C. Stanton.

U.S. District Judge R. David Proctor sentenced AHKEEM JAMAR JOHNSON, 24, on one count of sexual exploitation of a child, one count of distributing child pornography and one count of possessing child pornography. Johnson pleaded guilty to the charges in March. Following today’s hearing, the judge ordered Johnson immediately into the custody of U.S. Marshals.

According to court documents, Johnson took sexually explicit images of the 5-year-old girl and distributed some of those images. He also possessed more than 96 images of child pornography involving children other than the 5-year-old. Most of those images showed prepubescent girls engaged in sexual intercourse with adult men.

The FBI investigated the case, which Assistant U.S. Attorney Jacquelyn M. Hutzell prosecuted.


Project Safe Childhood
Updated June 9, 2016