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Sylacauga man indicted for attempted child enticement


SYLACAUGA, Ala. – A federal grand jury in March indicted a Sylacauga man for attempted coercion and enticement of a minor announced U.S. Attorney Jay E. Town and FBI Special Agent in Charge Johnnie Sharp, Jr.

Jerry Wayne Hamlton, 49, is charged in an indictment filed in the U.S. District Court with attempting to coerce and entice an alleged 15-year-old girl to meet him for sexual acts according to the U.S. Department of Justice. When Hamilton drove to meet the minor child for a sexual encounter, he was instead met by law enforcement.

“Our office along with our federal and state law enforcement partners stand committed to see child predators brought to justice,” Town said.  “The tolerance for those who prey on innocent children is none.”

The penalty for attempted coercion and enticement of a minor is 10 years to life in prison.

FBI Birmingham Division Child Exploitation Task Force along with Mountain Brook Police Department investigated the case.  Assistant U.S. Attorney R. Leann White is prosecuting the case.

An indictment contains only charges.  A defendant is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty.

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