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Monday, July 14, 2014

Saraland Man Sentenced To Fifteen Years In Child Pornography Case

United States Attorney Kenyen R. Brown of the Southern District of Alabama announced that Michael Dewayne Kimbrell, 52, of Saraland was sentenced to fifteen years in prison for receipt and distribution of child pornography. Kimbrell was sentenced by United States District Judge Charles R. Butler. Following his release, Kimbrell will be supervised by the United States Probation Office for the rest of his life and will be required to register as a sex offender.

Kimbrell pled guilty to the charge in November, 2013. He has been in custody since his arrest in June of 2013. The investigation revealed that Kimbrell had actively sought out and traded child pornography with other internet users, as well as downloaded images and videos of child pornography. Investigators recovered thousands of computer images, hundreds of videos, and more than 4,000 hard copy printouts from Kimbrell of victims as young as two years old. During a polygraph interview, Kimbrell initially denied ever having inappropriate contact with a child, but after being confronted with the results of the polygraph, ultimately admitted that when he was younger, he lured a toddler under a bridge, removed her diaper, and molested her.

The case was investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation. The prosecution was handled by Assistant United States Attorney Sean P. Costello as part of the Department of Justice’s Project Safe Childhood initiative, a unified and comprehensive strategy to combat child exploitation. The goal of Project Safe Childhood is to reduce the incidence of sexual exploitation of children. For more information, please visit

Updated January 26, 2015