Picayune Resident Going to Prison for Child Exploitation
A Picayune man is going to prison for child exploitation, announced Attorney General Jim Hood today.
Edwin Dean Pauly, 59, of Picayune, appeared before Pearl River County Circuit Court Judge Prentiss G. Harrell Tuesday for sentencing after pleading guilty in an open plea (meaning the defendant throws himself at the mercy of the court) to two counts of child exploitation August 12. Judge Harrell sentenced Pauly to ten years, with five suspended, five to serve. He must also register as a sex offender upon release.
The Attorney General’s investigation found Pauly in possession of multiple images of child porn.
The case was investigated by the Attorney General’s Cyber Crime Unit and was prosecuted by Special Assistant Attorneys General Linda Davis and Brandon Ogburn.