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Former Florida child welfare official pleads guilty to porn charge

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) - A former child welfare agency spokesman
accused of taking nude photos of at least two teenage boys has
pleaded guilty to producing child pornography.

Al Zimmerman entered the plea Wednesday, less than a week before
his trial. The charge carries a mandatory minimum sentence of 15
years and a maximum of 30 years in federal prison. A sentencing
date has not been set.

Zimmerman was arrested in February and accused of taking the
photos for distribution overseas. He was fired by the Department of
Children and Families. One of the boys has been identified as a
foster child of the agency.


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