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Federal Jury Convicts Jefferson County Man for Receiving, Distributing and Possessing Child Pornography

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, Northern District of Alabama

BIRMINGHAM – A federal jury on Wednesday convicted a Jefferson County man on multiple charges of receiving, distributing and possessing child pornography, announced U.S. Attorney Joyce White Vance and Alabama Law Enforcement Agency Secretary Spencer Collier.

Following a three-day trial before U.S. District Judge R. David Proctor, the jury deliberated less than one hour before convicting MARK ALAN LOVE, 50, for receiving, distributing and possessing child pornography between 2010 and 2014.

Love used his home computer and a peer-to-peer file sharing program to download and share thousands of images of child pornography, including images of prepubescent children under 12 years old, according to evidence at trial.

Love remains in federal custody. He is scheduled for sentencing April 19.

The Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force and ALEA’s State Bureau of Investigation investigated the case. Assistant U.S. Attorneys Jacquelyn M. Hutzell and Daniel J. Fortune prosecuted the case.


Updated January 7, 2016