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Alabama Man Sentenced to Over Eight Years in Prison for Possessing Child Pornography

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, Southern District of Mississippi

Gulfport, Miss. – Gregory A. Mclin, age 45, of Huntsville, Alabama, was sentenced today by U.S. District Judge Louis Guirola, Jr., to serve 97 months in federal prison, followed by 10 years of supervised release, for possession of child pornography, announced U.S. Attorney Mike Hurst and Special Agent in Charge Jere T. Miles with U. S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) in New Orleans. Mclin was also ordered to pay a fine in the amount of $10,000, and an additional assessment of $5,000 under the Justice for Victims of Trafficking Act of 2015.

An investigation conducted in May 2016 by HSI, along with the Wiggins Police Department and the Gulf Coast Cyber Crime Task Force, resulted in the identification of an internet protocol address belonging to Mclin and his use of a computer file-sharing program. In November 2016, a federal search warrant was executed at Mclin’s then-Gulfport, Mississippi, residence. His electronic devices were seized and forensic examinations were conducted. The examination reports, as well as the submissions of the visual depictions found and submitted to the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children, resulted in a finding that Mclin knowingly possessed visual depictions of minors engaging in sexually explicit conduct, to include visual depictions of a minor who had not attained 12 years of age.

This case was investigated by Homeland Security Investigations, the Gulf Coast Cyber Crime Task Force, and the Wiggins Police Department. It was prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Andrea Jones.

Updated October 31, 2018

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