BIRMINGHAM – A federal grand jury today indicted a Marshall County woman for producing child pornography, announced U.S. Attorney Jay E. Town and ICE Homeland Security Investigations Assistant Special Agent in Charge for Alabama James G. Hernandez.
An indictment filed in U.S. District Court charges ANNA MARIE GOMEZ, 31, with two counts of persuading a minor child to engage in sexually explicit conduct to produce an image of that conduct and transmit it across state lines. Gomez took sexually explicit pictures of a five-year old girl and sent them to a person in Florida.
“These crimes are detestable and our investigators and prosecutors will remain ever vigilant in protecting victims”, Town said. “Those who violate these laws can expect to find themselves facing a federal charge in federal court and, if convicted, a federal prison bed.”
The penalty for producing child pornography is 15 to 30 years in prison and a maximum $250,000 fine.
Immigration and Custom Enforcement’s HSI investigated the cases, which the Assistant United States Attorney Robert Becher, Sr. is prosecuting.
An indictment contains only charges. A Greene is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty.