Vicksburg Man Arrested for Possession of Child Pornography
Attorney General Jim Hood announced today that a Vicksburg man has been arrested and charged with one count of child exploitation.
William Eugene Wicker, Jr., 39, was arrested at his home Tuesday by investigators with the Attorney General’s Cyber Crime Unit with assistance from the Warren County Sheriff’s Office.
Investigators executed a search warrant following an investigation of Wicker’s online activity. As a result of the search warrant, he was arrested.
Wicker was booked into the Warren County Jail with no bond set. If convicted, he faces up to 40 years in prison and a $500,000 fine. As with all cases, 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 of the Attorney General’s Cyber Crime Unit.