A Jackson native has pleaded guilty in federal court to human trafficking of a child and the production of child porn.
JACKSON, MS (Mississippi News Now) -
A Jackson native pleaded guilty in federal court Thursday to human trafficking of a child and the production of child porn.
Jemery Hodges, 26, who lives in Cambridge, MA, admitted to traveling to Mississippi to have sex with a child under the age of 10 and producing videos of sexually explicit conduct with the child, according to a press release from the U.S. Attorney's Office.
The investigation into this case started when Massachusetts police received information about the videos. Cambridge police contacted the Department of Homeland Security in Atlanta who worked with the Jackson office to identify the child.
Another man, Marco Laquin Rogers, is also facing charges in the case.
According to Rogers' criminal complaint, the video that sparked the investigation was taken at the Days Inn on Larson Street in Jackson in May 2012.
Hodges will be sentenced Sept. 26 by U.S. District Judge David Bramlette III in Jackson.
The penalty for human trafficking of a minor child is at least 15 years and up to life in prison. The maximum penalty for production of child pornography is 30 years in prison and a $250,000 fine, according to the press release.
Tuesday, April 22 2014 10:47 AM EDT2014-04-22 14:47:59 GMT
A world-record shark almost got away - not from the fisherman, but from the eyes of the public - if not for a quick stop at the gas station. According to the Pensacola News Journal, Earnie and Joey PolkMore >>
A world-record shark almost got away - not from the fisherman, but from the eyes of the public - if not for a quick stop at the gas station.More >>
Wednesday, April 23 2014 1:01 AM EDT2014-04-23 05:01:35 GMT
Jackson City Councilman Tony Yarber came out around 8:30 this evening and spoke briefly to this supporters, and declared victory in the mayor's race.Yarber has led all evening, and with just a few precinctsMore >>
Jackson voters have promoted a city councilman to lead the Capital City. Mayor elect Tony Yarber entered to cheers at the packed ballroom at the King Edward. He began his speech to supporters with a prayer of thanksgiving.More >>
Tuesday, April 22 2014 5:45 AM EDT2014-04-22 09:45:57 GMT
KNOX COUNTY, TN (WAVE) - A man said he was being held hostage to get ransom money…from his mom! According to the Knox County Sheriff's Office, Zachery Logsdon, 25, sent his mother text messages claimingMore >>
According to the Knox County Sheriff's Office, Zachery Logsdon, 25, sent his mother text messages claiming his dealer was going to kill him if he didn't get $200.More >>
Wednesday, April 23 2014 12:55 AM EDT2014-04-23 04:55:02 GMT
Chokwe Antar Lumumba gave his concession speech at Fondren Hall, and thanked his wife, family and supporters.Supporters cheered him, yelling one city, one aim, one destiny, his campaigns slogan. DuringMore >>
Chokwe Antar Lumumba gave his con session speech at Fondren Hall, and thanked his wife, family and supporters.More >>
WLBT 3 - Fox 40
715 South Jefferson Street
Jackson, Mississippi 39201