Ridgeland man to serve 5 years for possession of child porn - MSNewsNow.com - Jackson, MS

Ridgeland man to serve 5 years for possession of child porn

Source: Office of the Attorney General Source: Office of the Attorney General
RIDGELAND, MS (Mississippi News Now) -

A Ridgeland man is going to prison after being found guilty of possession of child porn.

Seventy-year-old David L. Nelson was sentenced Monday after being found guilty of five counts of exploitation of a child. Nelson was sentenced to 40 years in prison with 35 of those years suspended, leaving five years to serve.

This will be followed by five years of post-release supervision.

Nelson was ordered to pay $1,000 to the Mississippi Children’s Trust Fund, $1,000 to the Mississippi Crime Victim Compensation Fund and $5,000 in fines.

He must also register as a sex offender.

Nelson was arrested February 9 at his home by investigators with the Attorney General’s Cyber Crime Unit/Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force with assistance of investigators with the Ridgeland Police Department, an ICAC Task Force Affiliate.

An investigation revealed Nelson was trading child pornography online using sophisticated technology.

"Children are re-victimized every time a criminal views or shares images of child exploitation, and we are seeking to put an end to this cycle of abuse,” Attorney General Hood said. "I want to extend my thanks to our law enforcement officers and investigators who work tirelessly to protect children both here in Mississippi and elsewhere.”

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