U.S. Attorney’s Office
Southern District of Alabama
(251) 441-5845
June 26, 2015

Child Pornography Sentence

The United States Attorney for the Southern District of Alabama, Kenyen R. Brown, announces that Joshua Hamilton Purvis was sentenced for possession of child pornography in violation of 18 U.S.C. Section 2252A(a)(5)(B). Purvis was sentenced to serve 120 months’ imprisonment and a life time term of supervised release by Judge Kristi Dubose. A minimum mandatory sentence of 120 months’ imprisonment is required when the defendant has prior qualifying convictions. He was also required to obtain mental health treatment, forfeit his telephone and pay a $100 Special Assessment.

This case was investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation. The case was prosecuted by the United States Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of Alabama, AUSA Sean P. Costello.

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