Clinton Man Arrested for Possessing Child Pornography
A 73-year-old man was arrested at his Clinton home Wednesday on one count of child exploitation for possession of child pornography, announced Attorney General Jim Hood.
Terry Baum was arrested by investigators in the AG’s Cyber Crime Unit after an investigation into his suspicious online activity. He was booked into the Clinton Police Department on a $500,000 bond.
If convicted, Baum 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 Mississippi Attorney General’s Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force with assistance from the Clinton Police Department. It will be prosecuted by Special Assistant Attorney General Brandon Ogburn.