Two North Alabama Men Indicted in Separate Child Pornography Cases
BIRMINGHAM—A federal grand jury today indicted two north Alabama men in separate child pornography cases that include images of children younger than 12 years old, announced U.S. Attorney Joyce White Vance.
A three-count indictment filed in U.S. District Court charges JUSTIN CLAY McNEILL, 28, of Somerville, with receiving, distributing and possessing child pornography on a computer at his Morgan County residence between July 8, 2013, and July 8, 2014. A separate and unrelated indictment charges JASON WARREN McCLURE, 36, of Huntsville, with receiving and possessing child pornography via the Internet at his Madison County home between January 26, 2013, and March 7, 2014.
Each of the child pornography charges carries a maximum penalty of 20 years in prison and a $250,000 fine.
The Alabama Bureau of Investigation investigated the case involving McNeill, which Assistant U.S. Attorneys Elizabeth A. Holt and Jacquelyn M. Hutzell are prosecuting. The FBI is investigating the case involving McClure, which Assistant U.S. Attorney Mary Stuart Burrell is prosecuting.
The public is reminded that an indictment contains only charges. A defendant is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty.