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Biloxi Man Pleads Guilty to Possession of Child Pornography

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

Gulfport, Miss. - A Biloxi man pled guilty to being in possession of more than 290 visual depictions of child pornography, announced U.S. Attorney Todd W. Gee and Acting Special Agent in Charge Eric DeLaune of Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) in New Orleans.

According to court documents, Christopher Lee Parker, 36, was identified in a child exploitation investigation in cyber tip reports coming from the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children. A federal search warrant obtained for Parker’s Biloxi residence resulted in the recovery of Parker’s cell phones, in which Parker, at times through mobile Apps, possessed approximately 291 visual depictions, in still and video formats, of minors, to include those who had not reached 12 years of age, engaging in sexually explicit conduct.

Parker is scheduled to be sentenced on April 11, 2024, at 9:30 a.m., in Gulfport.  He faces a maximum penalty of 20 years in prison.  A federal district judge will determine any sentence after considering the U.S. Sentencing Guidelines and other statutory factors.

The case was investigated by Homeland Security Investigations with assistance from the Mississippi Attorney General’s Office and the Biloxi Police Department.  

Assistant U.S. Attorney Andrea Jones is prosecuting the case.

This case was brought as part of Project Safe Childhood, a nationwide initiative to combat the growing epidemic of child sexual exploitation and abuse launched in May 2006 by the Department of Justice. Led by U.S. Attorneys' Offices and the Criminal Division's Child Exploitation and Obscenity Section (CEOS), Project Safe Childhood marshals federal, state, and local resources to better locate, apprehend and prosecute individuals who exploit children via the Internet as well as to identify and rescue victims. For more information about Project Safe Childhood, please visit www.projectsafechildhood.gov

                                                                           

Updated December 19, 2023

Topic
Project Safe Childhood