Cullman County Man Indicted For Producing Child Pornography Involving Multiple Victims

Gregory Jerome Lee

Gregory Jerome Lee (ALDOC)

BIRMINGHAM – A federal grand jury today indicted a Cullman County man, on charges related to the production of child pornography involving four minor victims, announced U.S. Attorney Joyce White Vance and Assistant Attorney General Leslie R. Caldwell of the Justice Department’s Criminal Division.

GREGORY JEROME LEE, 53, was indicted on four counts of production of child pornography, one count of conspiracy to advertise child pornography and one count of conspiracy to distribute and receive child pornography.

According to the indictment, from September 1996 through December 2004, Lee used, persuaded, coerced and enticed minors to engage in sexually explicit conduct in order to produce images of that conduct. Between September 1996 and August 2007, Lee conspired with other individuals to distribute and receive child pornography through a variety of means, including the Internet.

The U.S. Postal Inspection Service is investigating the case. Assistant U.S. Attorney Jacquelyn Hutzell and Trial Attorney Amy E. Larson of the Criminal Division’s Child Exploitation and Obscenity Section are prosecuting the case.

The charges and allegations contained in an indictment are merely accusations. The defendant is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty. Members of the public who may have information related to this matter should call the USPIS Birmingham Office at (205) 326-2909.

This case was brought as part of Project Safe Childhood, a nationwide initiative to combat the growing epidemic of child sexual exploitation and abuse launched in May 2006 by the Department of Justice. Led by U.S. Attorneys’ Offices and CEOS, Project Safe Childhood marshals federal, state and local resources to better locate, apprehend and prosecute individuals who exploit children via the Internet, as well as to identify and rescue victims. For more information about Project Safe Childhood, please visit www.justice.gov/psc.

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