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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Wednesday, October 4, 2017

College Park man sentenced to 20 years for child pornography crimes

ATLANTA - Lionel Lewis Alls, Jr., has been sentenced to 20 years for distributing child pornography.  In addition to sharing child pornography, Alls enticed minors as young as 8-years-old to send nude images and videos of themselves to him.

 

“Alls demonstrated in horrific ways how the Internet can be used by criminals to victimize our children,” said U. S. Attorney John Horn.  “His manipulation of young girls to send nude photos and videos of themselves is one more example of just how far these criminals will go to satisfy their disgusting desires.  Parents must be extremely vigilant with children when they venture online, especially when it involves their use of social media.”

 

“The internet is a very important and useful resource, but unfortunately can also be used for illegal activity in the darkest corners of our society, as criminals seek to prey on the most vulnerable of our population,” said David J. LeValley, Special Agent in Charge of the FBI’s Atlanta Field Office. “Alls actions are the worst of depravity and no sentence can lessen the harm he has caused to these young children. But at least he will no longer be able to pursue his egregious acts.”

 

According to U.S. Attorney Horn, the charges and other information presented in court: Alls used the Internet to access, download, and distribute child pornography. In one instance, he was aware another man was molesting a toddler in his care and encouraged that individual to share sexually explicit images of the child over the Internet.  That defendant subsequently pled guilty to production of child pornography and was sentenced to 35 years imprisonment in the Western District of Virginia.

 

Alls continued his exploitation by seeking out girls as young as eight years old on websites such as YouTube and engaged in sexually explicit chats with the children.  In multiple instances, he enticed young girls to send him sexually explicit images and videos of themselves over the Internet.  Alls also shared images of his own genitals with the children. 

 

Lionel Lewis Alls, Jr., 36, of College Park, Georgia, was sentenced to 20 years in prison to be followed by lifetime supervised release.  Alls was convicted on these charges on June 28, 2017, after he pleaded guilty.

 

This case was investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation.

 

Assistant U.S. Attorney Jolee Porter prosecuted the case.

 

This case is being brought as part of Project Safe Childhood. In February 2006, the Attorney General launched Project Safe Childhood, a nationwide initiative designed to protect children from online exploitation and abuse.  Led by the United States Attorney’s Offices around the country, Project Safe Childhood marshals federal, state and local resources to apprehend and prosecute individuals who exploit children. For more information about Project Safe Childhood, please visit www.projectsafechildhood.gov.

 

For further information please contact the U.S. Attorney’s Public Affairs Office at USAGAN.PressEmails@usdoj.gov or (404) 581-6016.  The Internet address for the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Northern District of Georgia is http://www.justice.gov/usao-ndga.

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Project Safe Childhood
Updated October 4, 2017