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

Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Huntsville Man Indicted On Child Pornography Charges

BIRMINGHAM -- A federal grand jury late Tuesday indicted a Huntsville man on child pornography charges, announced U.S. Attorney Joyce White Vance and Alabama Bureau of Investigation Chief Neil Tew.

An indictment filed in U.S. District Court charges RICKY ALAN KLEMMER, 60, with distributing, receiving and possessing child pornography.

Count One charges that Klemmer used a computer to distribute child pornography over the Internet between February and June in Madison County. Count Two charges that he received child pornography by computer between November 2011 and July 2013, and Count Three charges Klemmer with possessing child pornography between May and July this year.

The maximum penalty for both distributing child pornography and receiving child pornography is 20 years in prison and a $250,000 fine. Those charges carry a minimum sentence of five years in prison. Possessing child pornography carries a maximum sentence of 10 years in prison and a $250,000 fine.

The ABI investigated the case. Assistant U.S. Attorney Chinelo Diké-Minor is prosecuting the case.

The public is reminded that an indictment contains only charges. It will be the government's responsibility to prove guilt beyond a reasonable doubt at trial.

Updated March 19, 2015