Albion man convicted of sexually exploiting children

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich (WLNS) – An Albion man has been convicted of seven counts of sexual exploitation of a child and two counts of possessing child pornography.

44-year-old Jeffey Cox now faces up to 240 years in prison, plus five years of parole if he is ever released and he must register as a sex offender.

Cox was found guilty by a federal jury after a six-day trial. During that trial evidence proved that Cox sexually abused and exploited seven children during 2012, 2013 and 2014.

He photographed and videotaped the children in sexually explicit situations in his home. Prosecutors say he then stored the images and videos on several devices in his home.

This case is part of a larger effort called Project Safe Childhood, a nationwide program designed to protect children from online exploitation and abuse.

The partners in Project Safe Childhood work to educate local communities about the dangers of online child exploitation, and to teach children how to protect themselves.

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