Attorney Joyce White Vance, FBI Special Agent in Charge Richard D. Schwein Jr., and Homeland Security Investigations Special Agent in Charge Raymond R. Parmer Jr.
A seven-count indictment charges 33 year old Victor Gray Dingler with producing child pornography between 2008 and 2014, and with possessing child pornography depicting children younger than 12. Some of the child pornography produced involved a three-year-old, according to the indictment.
Each production of child pornography charge against Dingler carries a maximum penalty of 30 years in prison and a $250,000 fine. The possession of child pornography charges each carry a maximum sentence of 20 years in prison and a $250,000 fine.
The Department of Homeland Security-HSI and the Etowah County Sheriff’s Department investigated the case against Dingler, which Assistant U.S. Attorneys Jacquelyn Hutzell and Xavier Carter are prosecuting.
Members of the public are reminded that an indictment contains only charges. A defendant is presumed innocent of the charges and it will be the government’s burden to prove guilt beyond a reasonable doubt at trial.