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Shelby County Woman, Trussville Man Prosecuted for Child Pornography

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

BIRMINGHAM – A federal judge today sentenced a Shelby County woman to more than 24 years in prison for producing child pornography of an eight-year-old relative in 2015, announced U.S. Attorney Jay E. Town and FBI Special Agent in Charge Johnnie Sharp Jr.

            U.S. District Court Judge R. David Proctor sentenced JENNIFER LYNNE GALLOWAY, 34, to 24 years and six months in prison on one count of producing child pornography. Galloway pleaded guilty to the charge in June.

            After she took the photos of the child, Galloway sent them to a man she knew as Cory Haynes, whom she had met on the internet. Haynes actually was BRIAN WAYNE RAY, 55, of Trussville, according to Ray’s plea agreement with federal prosecutors. FBI investigators discovered the pornographic images that Galloway produced attached to emails between Ray and a man living in Washington, D.C., according to the plea agreement. The FBI also located other images of child pornography within Ray’s email account.

            Ray pleaded guilty Oct. 11 to one count of distributing child pornography between March 9, 2016, and March 15, 2016, using the internet and an email account. He also pleaded guilty to one count of possessing child pornography between Feb. 14, 2016, and July 5, 2016, in Jefferson County. Ray is scheduled for sentencing Jan. 23.

            Ray will face between five and 20 years in prison.

            The FBI investigated the case, which Assistant U.S. Attorney Erica Williamson Barnes is prosecuting.


Updated October 18, 2017