FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
August 11, 2017
For More Information, contact:
Mike Lewis (334) 353-2199
Alabama Attorney General
Joy Patterson (334) 242-7491
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AG MARSHALL ANNOUNCES ARREST OF DOTHAN MAN
FOR CHILD PORNOGRAPHY POSSESSION, VIOLATION OF
COMMUNITY NOTIFICATION ACT
(MONTGOMERY)–Attorney General Steve Marshall announced the arrest
today of Daniel J. Lockner of Dothan for possession of child pornography on his
computer, as well as for violating restrictions as a previously convicted sex offender.
Lockner, 34, was arrested on August 9 by Special Agents of the Attorney
General’s Office and taken to the Houston County Jail. The arrest was the result of
warrants* brought by Special Agents of the Attorney General’s Investigations
Specifically, the warrants charge Lockner with two counts of possessing
obscene matter depicting persons under age 17, which was maintained on his
computer drive and an external USB storage device. Lockner is a registered sex
offender for a previous charge of attempted distribution of obscene material to a
minor. He faces two additional charges of violating Alabama’s Community
No further information about the investigation or about Lockner’s alleged
crimes other than that stated in the warrants may be released at this time.
The case is expected to be prosecuted by the Attorney General’s Criminal
Trials Division. If convicted, Lockner faces a maximum penalty of one to 10 years for
each count of possession of child pornography and violation of the community
notification act, which are class C felonies.
Attorney General Marshall commended Special Agents of the Attorney
General’s Investigations Division and thanked the Houston County and Dale
County sheriff’s offices for assistance.
*A warrant is merely an accusation. The defendant is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty.
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