Ex-LA official to be sentenced in child porn case

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Associated Press

Posted on December 10, 2012 at 10:00 AM

Updated Monday, Dec 10 at 10:03 AM

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The former president of the Los Angeles neighborhood commission who claimed a spinal tumor was to blame for his penchant for child pornography is set to be sentenced Monday for distributing sexually explicit images.

Federal prosecutors are recommending that 64-year-old Albert Abrams be sentenced to more than eight years in prison after he pleaded guilty in September to one count of distributing child pornography.

Authorities said they found thousands of pictures and videos of suspected child pornography on Abrams' computer and hard drives that he collected for more than a decade.

Abrams told a television station a tumor made his alternate personality download child pornography. He later claimed the growth was a cyst and now says an unidentified back problem was responsible.

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