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U.S. Attorney’s Office
Southern District of Mississippi

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Friday, June 10, 2016

Biloxi Man Sentenced to Prison for Possession and Production of Child Pornography

Gulfport, Mississippi. – Ruben Ralph-James Masters, 43, of Biloxi, was sentenced on Thursday, June 9, 2016, by Chief U.S. District Judge Louis Guirola, to 120 months in prison for possession of child pornography, and 300 months in prison for production of child pornography, announced U.S. Attorney Gregory K. Davis. The sentences will run concurrently. Masters was also ordered to pay a fine in the amount of $10,000, as well as restitution,

Masters entered a guilty plea to the charges on September 29, 2015. The evidence in this case revealed that as he knowingly possessed one or more images and videos constituting child pornography, and he produced videos which contained visual depictions of a minor engaging in sexual explicit conduct.

This case was jointly investigated by U.S. Homeland Security Investigations and the Biloxi Police Department as part of the Gulf Coast Cyber Crimes Task Force. It was prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorneys Glenda Haynes and Andrea Jones.

Updated June 10, 2016