Thursday, March 1, 2012
Former City Commission Head Indicted for Child Pornography
By a MetNews Staff Writer
A former president of the City of Los Angeles Board of Neighborhood Commissioners surrendered yesterday on child pornography charges.
Federal prosecutors said Albert Noah “Al” Abrams of Tarzana turned himself into the FBI following a Tuesday indictment. He was expected to be arraigned late yesterday.
Abrams resigned from the board last August after investigators from the Southern California Regional Sexual Assault Felony Enforcement Team searched his residence. Prosecutors said agents looking into a peer-to-peer file-sharing network were able to download more than 150 videos and images depicting child pornography from a computer that was located at Abrams’ house.
At the time of the raid, Abrams was reportedly laying plans to run for the Los Angeles City Council. He told a television reporter that he was suffering from a spinal tumor that caused him to have a “split personality” and that he did not enjoy looking at the images.
The indictment charges him with distributing child pornography on five occasions between April 8 and July 8, and with two counts of receiving child pornography and one count of possessing child pornography, all on July 29.
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