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

Thursday, April 30, 2015

Federal Grand Jury Indicts Hoover Man for Producing and Possessing Child Pornography

BIRMINGHAM – A federal grand jury today indicted a Jefferson County man on multiple charges of producing child pornography, announced U.S. Attorney Joyce White Vance, FBI Special Agent in Charge Roger C. Stanton and Hoover Police Chief Nick Derzis.

A six-count indictment filed in U.S. District Court charges MICHAEL JAMES MORGAN, 61, of Hoover, with possessing and producing child pornography in 2014 that involved a child under 12 years old.

The maximum penalty for producing child pornography is 30 years in prison and a $250,000 fine, per count. The maximum penalty for possessing child pornography is 20 years in prison and a $250,000 fine.

The FBI and the Hoover Police Department investigated the case, which Assistant U.S. Attorney Jacquelyn Hutzell is prosecuting.

An indictment contains only charges. A defendant is presumed innocent of the charges unless and until proven guilty.

Updated April 30, 2015