Petal Man Arrested for Child Pornography

November 14, 2019

A Petal man was arrested Wednesday and charged with one count of child exploitation for possession of child pornography, Attorney General Jim Hood announced. 

Dylan Gentry, 24, was arrested at his home by investigators of the Attorney General’s Cyber Crime Unit following an investigation into his suspicious online activity. Investigators seized a digital electronic device belonging to Gentry. Gentry was booked into the Forrest County Adult Correctional Facility and is awaiting his initial appearance.

If convicted, he 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 AG’s Internet Crimes Against Children (ICAC) Task Force with assistance from the Mississippi Bureau of Investigation and the Forrest County Sheriff’s Office. Prosecution will be handled by Special Assistant Attorney General Brandon Ogburn.

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