Wednesday, July 27, 2016
BIRMINGHAM – A federal grand jury on Tuesday indicted a Jefferson County man on multiple charges of receiving and possessing child pornography, announced U.S. Attorney Joyce White Vance and FBI Special Agent in Charge Roger C. Stanton.
A two-count indictment filed in U.S. District Court charges JAMES RYAN TAYLOR, 28, with receipt of child pornography between January 2013 and January 2016, and with possession and access with intent to view child pornography between Feb. 28, 2015, and March 4, 2015.
The maximum penalty for each count of receiving and possessing child pornography is 20 years in prison and a $250,000 fine.
The FBI investigated the case, which Assistant U.S. Attorneys Manu K. Balachandran and Jacquelyn Hutzell are prosecuting.
An indictment contains only charges. A defendant is presumed innocent of the charges unless and until proven guilty.