Brookhaven Man Sentenced on 3 Counts of Child Exploitation
A 57-year-old Brookhaven man will spend 10 years in prison for possessing and distributing child pornography, announced Attorney General Jim Hood.
Danny Carlisle was sentenced Thursday after pleading guilty to all three counts before Lincoln County Circuit Court Judge David Strong. Carlisle was indicted in December on one count of child exploitation for possession of child pornography and two counts of child exploitation for distribution of child pornography. Judge Strong sentenced him to 40 years in the custody of the Mississippi Department of Corrections with 10 years to serve and 30 years suspended on each count. The sentences will run concurrently. He also received five years post release supervision, $5,000 in fines for each count, was ordered to pay $1,000 to the Crime Victims Compensation Fund and $1,000 to the Children’s Trust Fund, and he must register as a sex offender.
An investigation discovered Carlisle had images of children as young as toddlers being sexually exploited. He uploaded those images to a Google account, which then alerted the attorney general’s Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force of the illegal activity. Investigators also seized a doll that Carlisle transformed to look like a seven-year-old girl.
“Thanks to Judge Strong’s sentencing, another pervert is no longer a threat to our children,” said General Hood.
This case was prosecuted by Special Assistant Attorney General Brandon Ogburn of the Attorney General’s Cyber Crime Unit.