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West Virginia Man Indicted on Child Exploitation Charges

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

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. - A federal grand jury today indicted a West Virginia man on multiple charges of child exploitation announced, U.S. Attorney Prim F. Escalona and U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement Homeland Security Investigations Special Agent in Charge Robert Hammer.

A four-count indictment filed in U.S. District Court charges ANDREW DAVIS, 37, with traveling to engage in sexual conduct with a minor as well as child pornography and obscene material charges.  Davis is charged with one-count of travelling from West Virginia to Madison County, Alabama with the intent to engage in illicit sexual conduct, and one-count of production of child pornography between November 2019 and January 2020.  Davis is also charged with one-count of possessing child pornography in January 2020, and one-count of transferring obscene material to a minor between December 2019 and January 2020. 

Each count of production of child pornography and travel with intent to engage in illicit sexual conduct carries a maximum penalty of 30 years in prison.

Each count of possession of child pornography and transfer of obscene material to a minor carries a maximum penalty of 10 years in prison.

Homeland Security Investigations in Huntsville investigated the case, along with Huntsville Police Department, and the Madison County Sheriff’s Office.  Assistant U.S. Attorney R. Leann White is prosecuting the case.

An indictment contains only charges.  A defendant is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty.

Updated September 24, 2020

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