Mobile Man Sentenced to Ten Years in Prison for Possessing and Firing an Illegal Machinegun During New Year’s Eve Celebrations
Dennis Elmo Haskew, 42, of Thomasville, has been sentenced to eight years in prison by United States District Judge Kristi DuBose for distribution of child pornography. Haskew entered a guilty plea to this offense on January 26, 2023.
According to court documents filed in connection with his guilty plea, Haskew created multiple accounts on the social media application SnapChat and used those accounts to send images of child sexual abuse material to other users. A review of Haskew’s various electronic devices revealed that he possessed 793 still images and 6 videos of child sexual abuse material.
Judge DuBose imposed an 8-year sentence of incarceration and a 10-year term of supervised release upon his discharge from prison. Judge DuBose ordered that Haskew pay $5,100 in special assessments and $15,000 in restitution to the victims of his crime. Haskew will be required to register as a sex offender when he is released from prison and he is to have no contact with minor children.
The Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Jackson Police Department investigated this case. Assistant United States Attorney Kacey Chappelear prosecuted the case.
This case was brought as part of Project Safe Childhood, a nationwide initiative launched in May 2006 by the Department of Justice to combat the growing epidemic of child sexual exploitation and abuse. Led by the United States Attorneys’ Offices and the Criminal Division's Child Exploitation and Obscenity Section, Project Safe Childhood marshals federal, state, and local resources to locate, apprehend, and prosecute individuals who sexually exploit children, and to identify and rescue victims. For more information about Project Safe Childhood, please visit www.usdoj.gov/psc. For more information about Internet safety education, please visit https://www.justice.gov/psc/publications-resources.