Fulton Resident Arrested for Child Exploitation
A Fulton resident has been arrested and charged with child exploitation, announced Attorney General Jim Hood today.
Members of the Attorney General’s Office Cyber Crime Division conducted a “knock and talk” investigation Monday at the defendant’s residence in Fulton. Pursuant to that investigation, James Mark House, 49, was arrested and charged with two counts of child exploitation. In addition to the child exploitation, House faces charges for attempting to manufacture marijuana. The Itawamba County Sheriff’s Department, Narcotics Division, is handling the narcotics charges. The child exploitation charges will be handled by Special Assistant Attorney General Brandon Ogburn.
House was transported by Sheriff’s deputies to the Itawamba county jail where he awaits initial appearance.
If convicted, House faces up to 40 years behind bars on the child exploitation charges. As with all cases, the defendant is presumed innocent until proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt in a court of law.