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.