Jackson County Man Arrested for Possessing Child Pornography
A 24-year-old man was arrested at his Moss Point home Wednesday and charged with one count of child exploitation for possession of child pornography, announced Attorney General Jim Hood.
Kevin Martin was arrested after an investigation into his suspicious online activity. Martin was booked into the Jackson County Adult Correctional Facility and is awaiting his initial appearance. The Jackson County Sheriff’s Office, which is an affiliate agency of the AG’s Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force, assisted in the investigation.
If convicted, Martin 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 will be prosecuted by Special Assistant Attorney General Brandon Ogburn.
A total of 157 people have been convicted of child exploitation crimes to date by General Hood’s ICAC Task Force.