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.
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.
-- Rick Rojas