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

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Thursday, March 23, 2017

Brandon Resident Sentenced to Prison for Possession of Child Pornography

 

 

Jackson, Miss. – James Glenn Dukes, 64, of Rankin County, Mississippi, was sentenced on March 21, 2017, by U.S. District Judge Daniel P. Jordan III, to serve 150 months in federal prison followed by a lifetime of supervised release for possession of child pornography, announced Acting U.S. Attorney Harold Brittain, FBI Jackson Division Special Agent in Charge Christopher Freeze and Mississippi Attorney General Jim Hood.

In February, 2015, a federal search warrant was executed at Dukes’ residence in Brandon and electronic devices including computers and hard drives were seized. A forensic examination revealed numerous images and videos of minors engaging in sexually explicit conduct. He pled guilty on Sept. 29, 2016 to possession of child pornography.

Acting U.S. Attorney Brittain praised the efforts of the Mississippi Attorney General’s Office and the FBI Jackson Division’s Child Exploitation Task Force who investigated the case. "As this case demonstrates, the coordination of state and federal law enforcement agencies is an essential component in our efforts to combat child exploitation and abuse," said Brittain.

"Children must be protected from any type of exploitation, especially sexual exploitation," said Special Agent in Charge Freeze. "This sentencing indicates the partnership between law enforcement to find and prosecute these types of offenders to the fullest extent of the law. The outcome of this case would have not been possible without the Mississippi Attorney General’s Office."

"Our law enforcement agencies are partnered with state and federal prosecutors in the court systems to ensure that those who take advantage of our children receive the longest sentences," Mississippi Attorney General Jim Hood said. "The 150-month sentence handed down in this case should send a deterrent message to any perverts thinking about abusing our children."

This investigation was initiated by the Mississippi Attorney General’s Office, and was assisted by the FBI Jackson Division’s Child Exploitation Task Force, which is made up of agents from the FBI and the Mississippi Attorney General’s Office and prosecutors from the United States Attorney’s Offices in Oxford and Jackson. The case was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Glenda Haynes.

Updated March 23, 2017