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AG Marshall announces conviction of Birmingham man for multiple counts of possession of child pornography
Special to the News
Attorney General Steve Marshall announced the conviction of a Birmingham man on multiple charges of possession of child pornography.
Val Page Jr., 67, of Birmingham, pleaded guilty on May 7 to 12 counts of possession of obscene matter depicting a person under the age of 17.
Page was sentenced to 10 years, which was split for him to serve one year in prison followed by three years of probation.
Upon release, he will be required to register as a sex offender. He was further ordered not to have any devices that have internet capability.
“This is a reprehensible crime that exploits and causes terrible damage to innocent children,” said Marshall. “It is appropriate that this defendant will spend time in prison and important that in the future, the public will be warned against him.”
Marshall commended his Criminal Trials Division, noting in particular Assistant Attorneys General Tara Ratz and Jillian Evans, and Special Agents of the Cybercrime Unit of his Investigations Division.