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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
Southern District of Alabama

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Friday, June 12, 2015

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

offender.

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

visit

http://www.justice.gov/psc

Updated June 18, 2015