A Russell County man formerly convicted of acquiring child pornography was sentenced in United States District Court this week by Senior Judge Thomas B. Russell to 327 months in prison followed by a lifetime of supervised release, announced David J. Hale, United States Attorney for the Western District of Kentucky.
Morris E. Hall, Jr., age 64, was charged in a single count indictment by a federal grand jury on July 17, 2012 and pleaded guilty to the charge on December 6, 2012. Hall was indicted while completing a 78 month sentence for receipt of child pornography. According to court records, between October 5, 2005 and May 18, 2006, Hall was receiving and viewing images of child pornography, via the internet, on a United States Postal Service computer while working in the post office in Jamestown. The abuse of the minor occurred on multiple occasions between May and August 2005 at the post office, according to court records. The case was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Jo E. Lawless and was investigated by Kentucky State Police.