Ex-school worker gets prison in child porn case
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — A retired Birmingham police officer who also worked for two school systems is going to prison after pleading guilty to producing child pornography.
A federal judge sentenced 61-year-old Michael Wayne Wooten to 30 years in prison during a hearing Tuesday.
Authorities say the Alabaster man previously worked as a school security officer for the Birmingham school system, and he was a substitute bus driver in Shelby County. Before that he was with the Birmingham Police Department.
Prosecutors say investigators identified 11 children who are victims of Wooten. They say Wooten was caught after using an office at Birmingham's Dupuy Elementary School to take modeling photos of numerous girls in 2009 and 2010.
A later search of the man's home turned up numerous computers containing images of child pornography.