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Ridgeland man arrested on child pornography charges



(photo by Oregon Department of Transportation CC BY 2.0,)

A Ridgeland, Miss., resident was recently arrested and charged with one count of possession of child pornography, Attorney General Jim Hood announced today in a statement.

Jeromy Ethan Pollard, 18, was arrested Dec. 20 at his home by investigators of the Attorney General’s Cyber Crime Unit following an investigation into his suspicious online activity. Investigators seized numerous electronic devices belonging to Pollard.

Pollard was booked into the Madison County jail with a bond set at $50,000. If convicted, he faces up to 40 years in prison. A charge is merely an accusation, and a defendant is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt in a court of law.

This case was investigated by the AG’s Internet Crimes Against Children (ICAC) Task Force with assistance from the Ridgeland Police Department. Prosecution will be handled by Special Assistant Attorney General Brandon Ogburn.

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