Collins resident going to prison for child exploitation - - Jackson, MS

Collins resident going to prison for child exploitation

JACKSON, MS (Mississippi News Now) -

Kenneth James Cooper, 30, of Collins, pled guilty Tuesday to one count of child exploitation. Cooper appeared before Covington County Circuit Judge Eddie H. Bowen and was sentenced to 40 years in the custody of the Mississippi Department of Corrections, with five years to serve and 35 years of post-release supervision. 

Cooper was ordered to pay $1,000 to the Mississippi Children’s Trust Fund and $1,000 to the Mississippi Crime Victim’s Compensation Fund.  Cooper must also register as a sex offender.

At the time crimes were committed, Cooper was arrested at his home May 4, 2015, by investigators with the Attorney General's Cuber Crime Unit/Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force, with assistance from the FBI Child Exploitation Task Force and the Conniving County Sheriff's Office. The Attorney General’s investigation revealed that Cooper had downloaded numerous images and videos of child pornography on his computer.

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