Ridgeland Resident Going to Prison for Child Exploitation
JACKSON— Attorney General Jim Hood announced today that a Ridgeland resident is going to prison after being found guilty of possession of child pornography.
Nelson was arrested Feb. 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.”
This case was prosecuted by Special Assistant Attorney General Brandon Ogburn of the Attorney General’s Cyber Crime Unit.