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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Wednesday, March 30, 2016

Federal Grand Jury Indicts St. Clair County Man for Receiving, Distributing, and Possessing Child Pornography

BIRMINGHAM – A federal grand jury today indicted a St. Clair County man on multiple charges of receipt, distribution and possession of child pornography, announced U.S. Attorney Joyce White Vance, Alabama Law Enforcement Agency Secretary Stan Stabler and FBI Special Agent in Charge Roger C. Stanton.

A three-count indictment filed in U.S. District Court charges DANNY C. OLIVER Sr., 62, with receiving, distributing and possessing child pornography between 2014 and 2015.

Because Oliver was previously convicted of sexual abuse in the first degree in the State of Alabama, the maximum penalty for receiving and distributing child pornography is 40 years in prison and a $250,000 fine, and the maximum penalty for possessing child pornography is 20 years in prison and a $250,000 fine.

ALEA and the FBI investigated the case, which Assistant U.S. Attorney Jacquelyn Hutzell is prosecuting.

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

This case was brought as part of Project Safe Childhood, a nationwide initiative to combat the growing epidemic of child sexual exploitation and abuse launched in May 2006 by the Department of Justice.  Led by U.S. Attorneys’ Offices and CEOS, Project Safe Childhood marshals federal, state and local resources to better locate, apprehend and prosecute individuals who exploit children via the Internet, as well as to identify and rescue victims.  For more information about Project Safe Childhood, please visit www.justice.gov/psc.

 

Updated April 1, 2016