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McCumber sentenced on child pornography charges

BY JENNIFER CABRERA

Alex Martin McCumber, 23, has been sentenced to two years in prison after entering a plea of nolo contendere to one count of distribution of child pornography and two counts of possession of child pornography and being adjudicated guilty by Judge James Colaw. The three 2-year sentences will run concurrently, with credit for 13 days time served.

McCumber was arrested on Tuesday, May 18, 2021, when the Gainesville Police Department (GPD) Internet Crimes against Children division, with the assistance of GPD SWAT, served a search warrant at his home. The investigation was prompted after GPD received a Cyber Tip from the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children (NCMEC). The Cyber Tip indicated that an account holder uploaded and shared child sexual abuse material (CSAM) through Instagram.

Subsequent to the Cyber Tip, GPD detectives obtained lawful access to the account information and the files that were shared. Two files were determined to be child sexual abuse material, one of a minor prepubescent child. Further investigation revealed that the account was linked to McCumber. McCumber was interviewed by GPD detectives and admitted to sharing and possessing the CSAM material.

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