Anchorage man indicted on child pornography charges

Posted: Friday, October 19, 2001

ANCHORAGE (AP) -- A federal grand jury indicted an Anchorage man Tuesday on one count each of possessing and distributing child pornography.

John Adams, 22, is charged with using his personal computer to possess about 15,000 images of child pornography and to distribute images.

Anchorage police, U.S. Customs, the Computer Crimes Unit, the Crimes against Children Unit and the Center for Missing and Exploited Children investigated the case.

''It came from a tip from the Center for Missing and Exploited Children,'' said Steven E. Skrocki, assistant U.S. attorney. The center is a national clearinghouse for information on missing children and the prevention of child victimization.

The maximum penalty for distribution and possession of child pornography is five years in prison and a fine of $250,000.

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