From The Tribune staff reports
MONTGOMERY — A Dale County man was indicted for 60 counts of child sex crimes, according to Alabama Attorney General Steve Marshall.
Jason Park, 40, of Newton, was arrested on Feb. 25, 2020, and placed in the Dale County Jail on 10 counts of possession of obscene matter.
On June 17, a Dale County grand jury indicted Park on 43 counts of possession of child pornography, 13 counts of production of child pornography and four counts of sexual abuse of a child less than 12 years old.
“Since last November, Park has been arrested five times on a total of 40 charges,” Alabama Attorney General Steve Marshall said in a press release. “His bond was revoked on February 28 and he has been held in the Dale County Jail since that date.”
The indictment includes 40 charges for which he was previously arrested as well as 20 additional charges.
If convicted, Park faces the following penalties:
- Possession of child pornography is a class C felony punishable by one year and one day to 10 years imprisonment for each of the 43 counts;
- Production of child pornography is a class A felony, and because the three victims were less than 12 years old, it is punishable by 20 to 99 years or life imprisonment for each of the 13 counts; and
- Sexual abuse of a child is a class B felony, and because the two victims were less than 12 years old, it is punishable by 10 to 20 years for each of the four counts.