Former Alabama Deputy Pleads Guilty To Child Porn Charges

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — A former Alabama sheriff's deputy indicted earlier this year on multiple child pornography charges has pleaded guilty and will serve one year in custody, prosecutors said Wednesday.

Phillip Wayne Humphries, who was a patrol officer with the Jefferson County Sheriff's Office, pleaded guilty Monday to 25 counts of possession of obscene material depicting a minor, Attorney General Steve Marshall's office said in a statement.

Humphries, 59, of Trussville, will spend one year in a community corrections program in Jefferson County followed by three years on unsupervised probation, the statement said. He also must register as a sex offender.

Humphries was arrested on a single charge of possessing obscene material in 2019, when he resigned after coming under investigation. He had worked as a deputy for about two decades.