Flowood PD arrests man for several sex crimes against child - MSNewsNow.com - Jackson, MS

Flowood PD arrests man for several sex crimes against child

Kenneth Wayne Lay (Source: Flowood Police Dept. ) Kenneth Wayne Lay (Source: Flowood Police Dept. )
FLOWOOD, MS (Mississippi News Now) -

Kenneth Wayne Lay, 53 of Flowood , MS has been charged with exploitation of a child, child molestation, sexual battery of a minor, showing sexually oriented material to a minor and possession of child pornography.

“This case was brought to our attention after a child watched a YouTube video about how it was okay to tell an adult if someone touched you improperly, and in turn this child relayed this message to her friend," said Flowood Police Chief Richie McCluskey”.

Pursuant to the preliminary investigation Flowood Police executed a search warrant at Lay’s residence and recovered several assault rifles and hand guns in addition to the child pornography. 

“This is an outstanding case that shows whether it’s by word of mouth, a YouTube video, or the various school programs that are offered, teaching children about sexual abuse and being aware of a child’s activities is paramount as is our commitment to protecting them and removing the violators,"added Chief McCluskey.

Lay waived his preliminary hearing in Rankin County Court Wednesday morning and if convicted, he could face life in prison and over $1 million dollars in fines. 

As with all cases, the defendant is presumed innocent until proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt in a court of law.     

Chief McCluskey said the case is being investigated by Detective Sergeant Robert Cullom. 

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