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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, August 7, 2014

Federal Judge Sentences Fort Payne Man To 30 Years For Child Pornography


BIRMINGHAM – On August 6, 2014, a federal judge sentenced a Fort Payne man to 30 years imprisonment to be followed by 20 years of supervised release for three counts of child pornography, announced U.S. Attorney Joyce White Vance and Special Agent in Charge Raymond Parmer, Jr. from Homeland Security Investigations.

U.S. District Judge R. David Proctor sentenced ROBERT WILLIAM FRAZIER, 34, to 30 years imprisonment for transporting, receiving, and possessing images of child pornography.

The defendant pleaded guilty to three counts carrying a statutory maximum of twenty years each. Pursuant to the factual basis of the plea agreement, forensic examination of the defendant's IPhone, computer and/or hard-drive indicated that there were images of child pornography produced, transported, received, and possessed. The images of child pornography produced, transported, received, and possessed by the defendant were of real children engaged in sexually explicit conduct, including but not limited to, actual or simulated sexual intercourse, masturbation, and the lascivious exhibition of the genitals or pubic area of at least two minor female children from DeKalb county. The defendant sent images of child pornography to and communicated with another individual, Michael Haynes, from Anniston, Alabama, who has also been prosecuted and sentenced to 10 years imprisonment.

According to U.S. Attorney Joyce White Vance, "As a direct result of the hard work of law enforcement and the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children, prosecutors have put two pedophiles in federal prison, where they will serve lengthy sentences. And most importantly, the child victims are now safe from these two predators."

HSI Special Agent in Charge Raymond Parmer, Jr. said, "The collaboration between Homeland Security Investigations, the U.S. Secret Service's Electronic Crimes Task Force, and several local law enforcement agencies, was essential to identifying and rescuing the child victims. I also appreciate the substantial assistance provided by the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children from pictures that had been shared among the defendants."

The DeKalb County Sheriff's Office, Alabama Department of Public Safety, Sylvania Police Department, U.S. Secret Service Electronic Crimes Task Force, and the Hoover Police Department, provided assistance to Homeland Security Investigations in the investigation of these cases. The National Center for Missing and Exploited Children (NCMEC) was instrumental in providing information from pictures that had been shared among the defendants. Assistant U.S. Attorneys Daniel Fortune and Henry Cornelius prosecuted the cases.


Updated March 19, 2015