McCalla man pleads guilty to child porn charges - WBRC FOX6 News - Birmingham, AL

McCalla man pleads guilty to child porn charges

BIRMINGHAM, AL (WBRC) - A McCalla man has admitted to possessing hundreds of pictures of child pornography, federal prosecutors said Tuesday.

Eric Sean Frierson, 36, pleaded guilty to the charges, said U.S. Attorney Joyce White Vance in a statement Tuesday evening to FOX6 News. Vance said Frierson admitted that, from about January 2005 to February 2009, he used the Internet to receive or possess more than 600 images of child pornography. Some of those images depicted children younger than 5 years old engaged in sexually explicit conduct with adult males.

"Any person who uses the Internet, or any means, to collect images of children being raped needs to be behind bars," Vance said in the statement. "People who view those kind of unspeakable images support an illicit industry that can only survive on the horrible abuse and exploitation of children. We will always prosecute these cases."

Vance said U.S. District Judge R. David Proctor ordered Frierson into custody Tuesday after accepting the guilty pleas.

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