Landlord describes man charged in child pornography case

Published: Jul. 11, 2014 at 9:30 PM CDT|Updated: Aug. 8, 2014 at 9:30 PM CDT
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Justin Clay McNeil (Source: Alabama Department of Public Safety)
Justin Clay McNeil (Source: Alabama Department of Public Safety)

SOMMERVILLE, AL (WAFF) - Investigators say he posed as a woman online to get sexual photos of teenagers. McNeil lived in a trailer park in Sommerville for about nine years.

His landlord described him as quiet, and said he kept to himself. He said he was shocked when police showed up with warrants to search McNeil's trailer.

Investigators say Justin McNeil used the fake name April Morgan to pose as a female on social media. Investigators say at least 17 individuals from Alabama made contact with McNeil. According to the ABI, McNeil gained their trust, convinced them to send explicit photos and videos, and then distributed those media over the web. His landlord said McNeil never gave him any problems.

"I mean it makes you leery of just about everyone, you know?," said trailer park owner James Reeves. "Because things aren't real good like it use to be. You can't just trust anybody."

Reeves said the Alabama Bureau of Investigations searched McNeil's house Tuesday and took all the computers with them when they left.

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