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Registered sex offender convicted on child porn charges

A convicted sex offender has been sentenced on additional child porn charges, according to Attorney General Jim Hood.

27-year-old Christopher Morgan, of Bassfield, was sentenced on Friday in a Jefferson Davis County Circuit Court on three counts of child exploitation-two counts for possession of child pornography and one count for distribution of child pornography. Morgan was sentenced to 40 years with 25 to serve and a $50,000 fine.

Morgan had recently been released from prison after serving five years of a 20-year sentence. Upon Friday’s sentencing, the judge ordered that the two-time offender will serve the remaining 15 years of that sentence which was issued in 2010.

An investigation by the attorney general’s Internet Crimes Against Children (ICAC) Task Force found that Morgan possessed hundreds of child pornography images on multiple devices, with victims ranging from pre-pubescent to preteen girls. He also shared a sexually explicit image in a chat room of a little girl who was a toddler.

Hood says that sex offenders do not change, ait’sits important that Morgan remains locked up.

“This guy went to prison for five years for child porn. When he got out with 15 years hanging over his head, we catch him doing the same activity again. Just like child molesters, many child porn perverts have to be managed for the remainder of their lives because their warped minds do not change,” said General Hood. “Now Judges Harrell and Helfrich made sure he will not exploit a child for the next 40 years.”

This case was prosecuted by Special Assistant Attorney General Brandon Ogburn of the Attorney General’s Cyber Crime Unit.

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