Shelby County man pleads guilty to child porn charges

BIRMINGHAM, AL (WBRC) - Federal officials said Friday a Shelby County man had plead guility to charges of producing and possessing child pornography.

U.S. Attorney Joyce White Vance, in a statement to FOX6 News, said Oscar Coplen Rast, Jr., 54, pleaded guilty Friday to two counts of Production of Child Pornography and one count of Possession of Child Pornography.

Vance said according to the indictment and plea agreement, Rast, using a digital camera, enticed an 11-year-old girl and an 8-year-old boy to engage in sexually explicit conduct so he could record it.  The conduct occurred in Shelby County during August 2008.  Rast also possessed other images of child pornography.

Vance said according to the plea agreement, both the prosecution and the defense will request the court sentence Rast to 20 years in federal prison and be followed by a life term of federal supervised release.

No sentencing date has been set.