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Wesson man going to prison after being found with child porn

Source: Attorney General's Office Source: Attorney General's Office
JACKSON, MS (Mississippi News Now) -

A Lincoln County man is going to prison for possessing child pornography.

55-year-old Joseph Freeman, of Wesson, pleaded guilty today to one count of child exploitation before Lincoln County Circuit Court Judge David Strong. According to the Attorney General's Office, Freeman was sentenced to 40 years in prison with 30 of those years suspended, leaving 10 years to serve, followed by five years of post-release supervision.

Freeman must serve his sentence day-for-day without the possibility of parole.

Freeman was ordered to pay $1,000 to the Mississippi Children’s Trust Fund, $1,000 to the Mississippi Crime Victim Compensation Fund, an additional $5,000 in fines and must register as a sex offender.

Officials say Freeman was arrested April 7 at his home by investigators with the Attorney General’s Cyber Crime Unit with assistance from the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Department. It was discovered through an investigation that Freeman was in possession of electronic media which contained child sexual exploitation videos.

“There is no pity in Mississippi for this defendant or other predators who are targeting our kids online,” Attorney General Hood said. “We appreciate Judge Strong for putting this defendant behind bars, then ordering him to pay a hefty fine. Our office will continue to join forces with state and local agencies to track down these predators to help protect our children.”

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