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      Fort Payne man, 34, sentenced to 30 years in prison for child porn

      Robert William Frazier
      BIRMINGHAM, Alabama -- A federal judge today sentenced a Fort Payne man to 30 years imprisonment to be followed by 20 years of supervised release for three counts of child pornography, announced U.S. Attorney Joyce White Vance and Special Agent in Charge Raymond Parmer, Jr. from Homeland Security Investigations.

      U.S. District Judge R. David Proctor sentenced Robert William Frazier, 34, to prison for transporting, receiving and possessing images of child pornography.

      The defendant pleaded guilty to three counts carrying a statutory maximum of twenty years each. Pursuant to the factual basis of the plea agreement, forensic examination of the defendant's iPhone, computer and/or hard-drive indicated that there were images of child pornography produced, transported, received, and possessed. The images of child pornography produced, transported, received, and possessed by the defendant were of real children engaged in sexually explicit conduct, including but not limited to, actual or simulated sexual intercourse, masturbation, and the lascivious exhibition of the genitals or pubic area of at least two minor female children from DeKalb county. The defendant sent images of child pornography to and communicated with another individual, Michael Haynes, from Anniston, Alabama, who has also been prosecuted and sentenced to 10 years imprisonment.

      According to U.S. Attorney Joyce White Vance, "As a direct result of the hard work of law enforcement and the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children, prosecutors have put two pedophiles in federal prison, where they will serve lengthy sentences. And most importantly, the child victims are now safe from these two predators."

      HSI Special Agent in Charge Raymond Parmer, Jr. said, "The collaboration between Homeland Security Investigations, the U.S. Secret Service's Electronic Crimes Task Force, and several local law enforcement agencies, was essential to identifying and rescuing the child victims. I also appreciate the substantial assistance provided by the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children from pictures that had been shared among the defendants."

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      Source: {} News release from the Office of U.S. Attorney Joyce White Vance
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