Adamsville man indicted on child pornography charges

BIRMINGHAM, AL (WBRC) - An Adamsville man was charged Wednesday on child pornography charges.

U.S. Attorney Joyce White Vance, in a statement to FOX6 News, said Gregory Scott Kelton, 43, was indicted by a federal grand jury with three counts of receiving, distributing and possessing child pornography.

Vance said the indictment charges that Kelton, between August 2009 and August 2010, used the internet and a computer to download, possess, and distribute images of child pornography.

"Distributing the images of these children, who were violated and abused in order to make the images, damages those children again and again," Vance said in the statement.  "This office is diligently working with our state and local partners to punish offenders who distribute, possess and receive these materials."

Vance said the maximum sentence on the charges of receiving and distributing child pornography is 20 years in prison and a $250,000 fine. Each of those charges also carries a minimum mandatory sentence of five years in prison. The maximum sentence on possessing child pornography is 10 years in prison.

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