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Carriere Man Found Guilty On Child Pornography Charges

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

Gulfport, Miss – James Allen Myers, 66, of Carriere, Mississippi, was found guilty following a three day trial in United States District Court to one count of transportation of child pornography and six counts of possession of child pornography, announced U.S. Attorney Gregory K. Davis and Special Agent in Charge Raymond R. Parmer of Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) in New Orleans.

Myers, who lived in North Port, Florida, until 2013 when he moved to Carriere, Mississippi, was found to be in possession of numerous computer hard drives, CDs, and other computer devices which contained over 20,000 images and videos of children engaging in sexually explicit conduct with adults. HSI agents examined the images and videos found on the electronic devices seized from Myers and were able to identify and locate three victims living in Florida who were depicted in the images found on Myers’ computers.

Myers will be sentenced on Tuesday, November 4, 2014, at 10:00 a.m., by Chief U.S. District Judge Louis Guirola. The maximum penalty for transportation of child pornography is 20 years in prison . The maximum penalty for each count of possession of child pornography is 10 years in prison.

This case was investigated by Homeland Security Investigation agents in both Mississippi and Florida. It was prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorneys Glenda Haynes and Andrea Jones.

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Updated January 7, 2015