Grand Bay Man Sentenced To More Than 15 Years In Child Pornography Case
United States Attorney Kenyen R. Brown of the Southern District of Alabama announced
that Denzil Earl McKathan, 34, of Grand Bay, was sentenced to 188 months in prison for
receiving child pornography. Following his release from prison, McKathan will be supervised for
the rest of his life by the United States Probation Office and required to register as a sex
McKathan pled guilty to receiving child pornography via the internet on his smartphone.
He had previously been convicted for possession of child pornography in the United States
District Court for the Southern District of Alabama in 2005. A routine check by McKathan’s
supervising probation officer in that case revealed Internet activity by McKathan in 2014, and a
search of his phone revealed nearly 500 images of child pornography, some of which depicted
the abuse of infants and toddlers.
This case was investigated by the United States Probation Office and the office of
Homeland Security Investigations, and was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorneys
Suntrease Williams-Maynard and Sean P. Costello. The investigation was pursued as part of
Project Safe Childhood, the Department of Justice’s initiative to combat the proliferation of
technology-facilitated sexual exploitation crimes against children. For more information, please