Thursday, October 04, 2007
Another outrageous crime committed by Brian S. Culver. Society has no tolerance for this sick behavior and our justice system will show you the same compassion you showed your child victims – none. Why the media do not expose this people. I bet if he would be a Hispanic or Latino; It would be all over the Media. Right CNN, FOX,.
HOOVER MAN SENTENCED TO 60 YEARS IN PRISON ON CHILD PORNOGRAPHY CHARGES
BIRMINGHAM, AL - Brian S. Culver, 45, was sentenced today in U.S. District Court to serve 60 years in federal prison. Culver was convicted in June 2007 for production of child pornography, both video and photography. He was taken into police custody at the time of his conviction.
“To produce child pornography you must victimize a child. Today’s sentence of 60 years, to run consecutively to the state’s sentence of 20 years, means Culver has received a life sentence. Let this serve as a warning to others – society has no tolerance for this sick behavior and our justice system will show you the same compassion you showed your child victims – none. ” stated U.S. Attorney Alice H. Martin.
Culver was indicted in January 2007 with six counts of production of child pornography. During his trial the proof showed that he drugged a 13 year old female and filmed her molestation while she was unconscious. In addition to the federal charges, Culver was convicted on state charges of possession of child pornography in a separate trial and received a sentence of 20 years in state prison. U.S. District Court Judge L. Scott Coogler ordered that Culver serve his federal sentence of 60 years consecutively with the state prison sentence, and further ordered a life time of supervised release.
A civil forfeiture proceeding is pending on the property owned by Culver and identified as the place of the production of child pornography.
The investigation of this matter as conducted by the Hoover Police Department, the Federal Bureau of Investigation, Cullman County Sheriff’s Department, and the Jefferson County District Attorney’s Office-Bessemer Division. Assistant United States Attorney Laura D. Hodge prosecuted this matter on behalf of the U.S. Government.
This case was brought as part of the Department of Justice’s Project Safe Childhood initiative and our continuing efforts to target individuals who possess and distribute child pornography. In February 2006, former Attorney General Alberto R. Gonzales created Project Safe Childhood, a nationwide initiative designed to protect children from online exploitation and abuse. Led by the U.S. Attorneys’ Offices nationwide, Project Safe Childhood marshals federal, state and local resources to better locate, apprehend, and prosecute individuals who exploit children via the Internet, as well as identify and rescue victims. For more information about the national Project Safe Childhood initiative, please visit www.projectsafechildhood.gov/.