Department of Justice
Office of Public Affairs
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Wednesday, March 30, 2016
Alabama Man Indicted for Producing Child Pornography Involving Multiple Victims
An Alabama man was indicted today by a federal grand jury in Birmingham, Alabama, on charges related to the production of child pornography involving four minor victims, announced Assistant Attorney General Leslie R. Caldwell of the Justice Department’s Criminal Division and U.S. Joyce White Vance of the Northern District of Alabama.
Gregory Jerome Lee, 53, formerly of Cullman County, Alabama, 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 (USPIS) is investigating the case. Trial Attorney Amy E. Larson of the Criminal Division’s Child Exploitation and Obscenity Section (CEOS) and Assistant U.S. Attorney Jacquelyn Hutzell of the Northern District of Alabama are prosecuting the case.
The charges and allegations contained in an indictment are merely accusations. The defendant is presumed innocent unless and until 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.