Tuesday, September 27, 2016

Ridgeland man convicted of child exploitation

Attorney General Jim Hood issued the following statement: 


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.

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 David L. Nelson, 70, was sentenced Monday following a recent verdict finding Nelson guilty of five counts of exploitation of a child. A Madison County Circuit Court Judge sentenced Nelson to 40 years in prison with 35 of those years suspended, leaving five years to serve, 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. Additionally, Nelson must register as a sex offender.

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.

22 comments:

Anonymous said...

Way to go Bogbo!

Anonymous said...

Time for the "back to the future" machine. Just a few days ago, when a post about Broderick being convicted and back on the street in Jackson, folks were posting comments about the sentence imposed by Judge Kidd (Hinds County)- and why impose a five year sentence and suspend three years. Just for memory enhancement:

Anonymous said...
3:39, Kidd was the judge who passed sentence on the thug. He chose to give a light sentence then chopped it by almost half. You can't blame that on anyone except the judge.
September 23, 2016 at 4:23 PM

Anonymous said...
@11:12:

"Judge Winston Kidd"

A true friend to criminals.

September 22, 2016 at 11:40 AM
Anonymous said...
The judge should have imposed a real sentence.
September 22, 2016 at 11:41 AM

Anonymous said...
3:39, Kidd was the judge who passed sentence on the thug. He chose to give a light sentence then chopped it by almost half. You can't blame that on anyone except the judge.
September 23, 2016 at 4:23 PM

Here is judge imposing a 40 year sentence and suspending 35 years of it. Granted, this old geezer ain't gonna make it 40 years and the crimes aren't the same. One can argue which is worse and both side can be right.

But it is the same situation - Judges imposing big ass sentences and waiving most of it (85% or 60%). Waiting to hear from those same anonymous experts that don't like judges waiving the sentence they impose. Does it apply to Madison County Judges just as well as Hinds County Judges.

Anonymous said...

Always a complaint.

Anonymous said...

11:58--you beat me to the same point!

look at that--a judge in Madison county being soft on crime
madison county revolving door prison
madison county thugs
madison county is just falling apart
ridgeland-what a difference!

Bld G No.24 said...

Musta been an apartment dweller.

Ozzie said...

David Nelson? Is that the older brother of the irrepressible Ricky?

Anonymous said...

11:58, you are right. I was one of the people complaining about Kidd. This judge may be a little worse than Kidd. This is a man who preyed on young kids. Sounds like there are dishonest and poor judges in Madison.

Anonymous said...

1:58 and 12:06 - I'll type slowly since both seem to permanent denizens of the short bus.

First, 1:58 jumped in condemning comments before anyone a chance to post a comment (except for the first commenter who certainly approved of getting this perv off the street. Second, and I realize 3rd grade arithmetic is really really hard for some people, this pervert will be 75 when he gets out in five years. The violent thug from Jackson is young and healthy and already back on the streets with many active years of committing random acts of violence ahead of him.

Third, and something you are even less likely to understand, is that the prison system is responsible for the medical bills of inmates. On average, a 70 to 75 year old runs up a much larger tab than someone in their early twenties, and local taxpayers are responsible for paying it. I have seen two geriatrics who developed terminal diseases and got medical releases. Medicare picked up their medical bills after that, but as for the three-hots-and-a-cot, well, they were on their own.

This guy participated in distributing child porn that can have devastating consequences for the young victims. The other clown shot people or threatened to shoot people. Both deserve punishment and Madison County is pretty tough on convicted criminals, unlike Hinds County. We can only speculate as to the source of your defensiveness about your choice of where you live, but here's some free advice: those penis-enlarging creams: not likely to work.

Anonymous said...

Five years for a sex offender is a death sentence!!!!!

PittPanther said...

Arresting and convicting the lowest level offender. Just like convicting a drug user does nothing to reduce the amount of drugs in this country. Putting this old man in jail makes for good headlines, but does absolutely nothing to reduce the creation of child porn.

I'd be much more interested if they arrested the men who kidnap the children, and produce the videos. But that requires actual tough police work. This man is scum, but the reality is no dent was made in child porn creation by convicting this old man.

Anonymous said...

2:26, how is it costing us less if Medicare picks up the bill instead of the prison system? It is tax payers money either way.
Sounds sort of like the people who were defending Kidd, just making up stuff as they go along.

Anonymous said...

2:52, if it wasn't for people like the man you are defending who buys the child porn there wouldn't be kiddie porn.

11:58 back to you said...

2:26 - I understand well. And also know about the prison system and medical costs. If in fact this old SOB got sick while in prison, MDOC has the ability to get him released on a medical basis - just as they do many of their old, sick lifers. And just like the other arguments, that doesn't matter either. (To the following comment about MDOC medical vs Medicaid, the feds pay 75% of Medicaid and none of MDOC, so there is a good basis to move them from one to another. But, back to the argument...) If you are worried about the medical costs, he could be sentenced to a longer term and he would have been released when he got costly sick -- neither you nor the judge knows that he will be there at age 75 vs 78 or 80.

I don't defend, or support, either. My argument was against those that bitched about Kidd suspending 3 (including time already served) without realizing that this is SOP for Judges throughout the state. It was just ironic that the next post on JJ happened to be this one.

Explaining the benefit of sentencing for xxx but suspending all but yyy is my question - and I don't give a damn which judge does it or where they are. What's the benefit of a long sentence with most of it suspended?

I would just as soon see both these bastards locked up for a while - the perve that is dealing in child porn and Broderick that is into all kinds of other crap involving guns, other people's shit, and whatever else.

And by the way, next time you can type as fast as you want to -- the shocks on my short bus are pretty good so comprehending is not a problem. And don't bother to send over your used tubes of enlarging cream - don't have a need for them and certainly wouldn't want to take your supply cause I'm sure its a daily diagnosis.

By the way, you can get a better pair of reading glasses if you don't go back to Walgreens but step up a notch - it was 11:58, not 1:58.

PittPanther said...

4:30, I'm not"defending" anyone.

Have we won the War On Drugs by arresting drug users and low level dealers? No.

Have we wiped out prostitution by arresting Johns and women desperate to make a dollar? No.

Will we make any difference in child exploitation by arresting men like this guy? Nope.

All we've done is filled our prisons, and made a generation of people unemployable by tagging them as felons. But drugs are still readily available, as are prostitutes. Unfortunately, as is child porn.

This one particular guy is off the streets, but the larger problem is not addressed one bit.

And Throw Away The KY Tube.. said...

It's a mighty piss-poor, weak argument to claim that keeping him in jail longer would cost us too much. That should NEVER be a consideration.

Anonymous said...

Some of you people need to

Become lawyers

Run for judge

Sentence people to life for every infraction

Rinse and repeat.

I once sentenced a child to the electric chair....felt I owed it to him.

Anonymous said...

it sounds like 2:26 is actually cheering on a soft sentence for a child molester. What are you hiding? you did bring up 'creams'--perhaps there's something on your computer the FBI would like to look at...

Asking For A Friend.. said...

Tell us more about these 'creams'. Where can they be gotten? What colors do they come in?

someoneinnorthms said...

Real Life Criminal Procedure 101:

A criminal case takes a minimum of one day to go to trial. The first day of a trial costs about $3,000-$5,000 for the jurors alone. The second day goes down substantially because the number of jurors goes from 50 or more down to 14 or so. Trials almost always go into the second day no matter how simple the fact and legal issues are. Discounting the fact that some judicial districts have more than one judge available, this means that a trial costs at least about $10,000.  There are about 100,000 felons in this state. If they all went to trial then we are talking about a billion dollars to resolve those criminal matters (assuming one felony crime per felony, which is WAY low). So it is monetarily expensive to take every case to trial.  There are further opportunity costs that we won't explore in today's lesson (namely, ten or 15 people on the docket every day will not have ANY kind of justice served upon them because the courtroom and the judge are tied up).

The State benefits from plea bargaining by gaining a sure conviction and saving the cost of trial. The defendant benefits by generally receiving some kind of reduced sentence. Here's where a suspended sentence comes in: the State is betting that the defendant screws up in the future; the defendant is betting that he.can walk the straight and narrow. Both sides are wagering time--time in prison. If the defendant loses (as he almost always does) his suspended sentence will be revoked. This involves a hearing in front of a judge. Unlike a trial, though, the defendant generally does not have a right to a lawyer, nor is a jury present. So, at the conclusion of such a hearing, the defendant usually receives the entire syspended sentence.

Very few defendants are going to accept a 40 year sentence by way of a plea. Very few cases are worth the monetary and opportunity costs for the State to take it to trial. So, both sides find a happy medium in time to serve initially. Both sides place their bets on whether the defendant can stay out of troubke in the future. The pesky defense lawyer is removed from the equation--leaving the uneducated and unsophisticated defendant to deal with the entire State all alone. Six months or so after the initial custody is completed, MDOC almost always finds a way to ask the court to revoke the suspended sentence. Then the defendant gets the original sentence sought by the State without having to fight a defense lawyer or take a chance that a jury might understand what's going on. Eveybody is happy, except the defendant, of course. And the taxpayers don't know how they are getting screwed, so they are happy, too.

Sorry for the long post, but to summarize: the child porn possessor will be back in prison in about 5 years and 6 months (assuming he survives the first experience). His sentence will be 35 years to serve. Let's all set our calendars and look back.

Tomorrow's lesson will be the Sixth Amendment right to a speedy trial and how plea bargains theoretically allow the State to meet their obligation to provide a speedy trial to every criminal defendant.

Anonymous said...

5:53, are you trying to say the law should not arrest men such as the one in question?

All we've done is filled our prisons, and made a generation of people unemployable by tagging them as felons. But drugs are still readily available, as are prostitutes. Unfortunately, as is child porn.

Isn't that the original purpose for prisons?

Anonymous said...

We have a court system filled with people who want a job but do not want to do the actual work.
Along with these people we have attorneys that will extend the time before their client comes to court in any way they can. Of course it costs more each time.
We have bail bondsmen just waiting for a chance to make money.
We have criminals that know if they can wait long enough something is likely to change in their favor.
We have people who think prison should be an adult day care.
We have people just looking for an excuse to let criminals off to get back on the streets.

The court system is a farce.

Anonymous said...

What kind of 'sophisticated equipment'?

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