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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Tuesday, May 5, 2015

U.S. Attorney Charges Huntsville Man with Crossing State Line for Sex with Child

BIRMINGHAM -- Federal prosecutors today charged a Huntsville man with crossing the Alabama state line with the intent to engage in a sexual act with a child younger than 12, announced U.S. Attorney Joyce White Vance and FBI Special Agent in Charge Roger C. Stanton.

 

The U.S. Attorney's Office charged CHARLES WALKER DUNNAVANT, 32, in a one-count information filed in U.S. District Court. According to the charge, Dunnavant crossed the state line in April 2013 in order to engage in a sex act with a child. Dunnavant entered a plea agreement with the government, which was filed under seal.

 

The maximum penalty for the charge is 30 years in prison and a $250,000 fine.

 

The FBI investigated the case, which Assistant U.S. Attorney Mary Stuart Burrell is investigating.

 

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Updated May 5, 2015