Grand Bay Man, Bryan Thompson Sentenced to Thirty-Five Years in Prison in Child Pornography Case
(STL.News) United States Attorney Sean P. Costello of the Southern District of Alabama announced that United States District Chief Judge Kristi DuBose sentenced defendant Bryan Thompson, 44, to 35 years imprisonment on a charge of production of child pornography and a charge of distribution of child pornography. Thompson pled guilty to the charges in December 2020.
According to court documents filed in connection with his guilty plea, in November of 2015, Alabama Law Enforcement Agency was provided with details of a joint investigation between the Bernalillo County Sheriff’s Department in New Mexico and the FBI. The Bernalillo Sheriff’s Department had been engaged in an online child exploitation investigation and identified a person in Alabama as someone who was trading child pornography online. Investigators were able to obtain a search warrant for the IP address which was sharing child pornography, and the physical address was associated with Thompson.
On November 12, 2015, a search warrant was executed at Thompson’s residence. Thompson was interviewed and admitted that he joined chat groups and received child pornography images and videos from a number of those chat groups.