Coast Man Pleads Guilty to Possessing Child Pornography

October 22, 2019

42-year-old Richard Joseph McIntyre, of D’Iberville, will spend 10 years in prison after pleading guilty to downloading and possessing child pornography, Attorney General Jim Hood announced.

McIntyre was arrested at his home in May 2017 following an investigation by the AG’s Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force into McIntyre’s online activity. The investigation revealed that McIntyre was downloading and possessing images and videos of child pornography on his cell phone.

McIntyre was sentenced on one count of child exploitation Monday by Harrison County Circuit Court Judge Roger Clark. Judge Clark sentenced him to 40 years in prison with 10 years to serve and five years on supervised post-release supervision. McIntyre must also pay $1,000 to the Crime Victims Fund, $1,000 to the Children’s Trust Fund, and he must register as a sex offender.

“Thanks to the sentence handed down by Judge Clark putting this defendant behind bars ensuring he pays the consequences for the disgusting criminal acts he committed when he downloaded photos and videos of innocent children engaging in sexually explicit conduct,” said General Hood. “I am also proud of the collaborative efforts by my office and the D’Iberville Police Department, as we all have the same goal of putting these sick-minded predators behind bars, away from our children.”

This case was prosecuted by Special Assistant Attorney General Brandon Ogburn of the AG’s Cybercrime Unit.

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