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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Friday, July 1, 2016

Federal Grand Jury Indicts Kentucky Man for Child Enticement and Attempted Production of Child Pornography

BIRMINGHAM – A federal grand jury on Wednesday indicted a Kentucky man on charges of enticing a minor and attempting to produce child pornography, announced U.S. Attorney Joyce White Vance, FBI Special Agent in Charge Roger C. Stanton and Alabama Law Enforcement Agency Sec. Stan Stabler.

A two-count indictment filed in U.S. District Court charges LARRY DEAN TACKETT, 55, of Wallingford, Ky., with child enticement and attempted production of child pornography in 2016 in Kentucky, Tennessee and Clay County, Ala.

The maximum penalty for child enticement is life imprisonment and a fine of $250,000; the maximum penalty for attempting to produce child pornography is 30 years in prison and a $250,000 fine.

The FBI and ALEA 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.

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Updated July 1, 2016