Former Child Welfare Spokesman Took Nude Photos Of Boys

A former spokesman for Florida's child welfare agency is going to prison for more than 24 years for taking nude pictures of teenage boys.

Al Zimmerman, 41, was sentenced Friday in federal court in Tampa. Prosecutors say he took nude photos of at least seven teenage boys for distribution to overseas pornographers.

One of the children was identified as a foster child in the care of the agency.

Zimmerman pleaded guilty in January to a charge of producing child pornography.

The former TV newsman was the media liaison for the Florida Department of Children and Families. He was fired after his arrest
in February 2008.


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  • by Anonymous on May 9, 2009 at 02:43 PM
    Before long the people that do this will be protected under the hate crime bill, thanks to the people in Washington. The children that fight back will be tried as felons.
  • by Anonymous on May 9, 2009 at 02:41 PM
    It happens in Child Welfare the same way it happens in schools, churchs, childrens sports, etc.
  • by Disturbed. on May 9, 2009 at 09:25 AM
    This is distrubing!!! How many other sick fools work for the child welfare departments all over the USA? They need to do investigations across the country. This is so disturbing how this could happen. Do they not monitor what goes on in the investigations? What in the world??
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