Ex-pastor pleads to child porn charges: Officials

Last Updated: Wednesday, April 20, 2011 - 12:50

Mobile: Authorities say a former
church leader pleaded guilty on Wednesday to charges of distribution
of child pornography.

Officials say 63-year-old Jerry L. Cannon is in jail,
awaiting expected sentencing in July.

Officials said the Federal Bureau of Investigation
began an investigation after police alerted the FBI to a
complaint by someone who reported seeing child pornography on
a Facebook page.

Authorities said Cannon used a total of 13 phony
accounts, in addition to his real profile, and had more than
600 pornographic images linked to his accounts.

The Mobile Press Register reported that Cannon, who is
originally from Mobile, was previously a pastor at a
nondenominational church in Dry Ridge, Kentucky.

Defence attorney Greg Hughes said his client`s legal
problems are a tough thing he`s confronting.

PTI



First Published: Wednesday, April 20, 2011 - 12:50

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