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Former L.A. neighborhood commissioner faces child porn charges

A former president of Los Angeles' Board of Neighborhood Commissioners surrendered Wednesday to federal agents after he was indicted by a grand jury for allegedly possessing and distributing child pornography, federal prosecutors said.

Albert Noah Abrams, 63, of Tarzana was named Tuesday in an eight-count indictment that includes five counts of distributing child pornography, two counts of receiving child pornography and another count of possessing child pornography.

Investigators using a peer-to-peer sharing network were able to download more than 150 pornographic videos and images from a computer in Abrams' home.

Abrams resigned in August from the Board of Neighborhood Commissioners, days after investigators searched his home, officials said.

If convicted on all counts, Abrams could face as much as a 150-year sentence and at least five years in federal prison.

He is expected to be arraigned in U.S. District Court in Los Angeles later Wednesday.


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