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Al Zimmerman Faces Federal Charges

February 12th, 2008 by Mike Vasilinda

Former DCF spokesman Al Zimmerman is now facing federal child pornography charges for allegedly offering to sell obscene pictures of children in a sex act to German citizens. He could face up to 15 years in prison. Attorney General Bill McCollum has focused his office on the problem of child porn and says there is no guarantee some other state employee isnt doing the same thing.

We dont have any idea whether or not somebody is engaged somewhere else in state government in some kind of child pornography or who might be a child predator. Thats the whole problem with the type of person whos involved. There is no socioeconomic identity to this. There is no question this person who does this type of activity could come from any walk of life, any race, religion, sexual orientation, ethnicity. It doesnt matter if youre a doctor, lawyer, laborer.

This year, the number of investigators in the Attorney Generals office working on internet predators and child pornography jumped from 6 to 50.

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