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Carriere Man Pleads Guilty To Child Pornography Charges

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

Gulfport, Mississippi. – Darryl Wayne Griffin, Sr., 55, of Carriere, Mississippi, pled guilty today before U.S. District Judge Sul Ozerden to one count of accessing with intent to view visual depictions of minors engaged in sexually explicit conduct, announced U.S. Attorney Mike Hurst and Christopher Freeze, Special Agent in Charge of the Federal Bureau of Investigation in Mississippi.  

In January, 2018, an electronic service provider identified internet protocol uploads by an account user of child sexual abuse imagery. After the images were received by the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children, the FBI conducted an investigation into the email and user name associated with the account. Thereafter, a federal search warrant was executed at the residence of Darryl Wayne Griffin, Sr.  A subsequent forensic examination of Griffin’s cell phone revealed the defendant had accessed with intent to view numerous images of minors, to include those under 12 years of age, engaged in sexually explicit conduct.  

Griffin will be sentenced on May 24, 2019, at 9:30 a.m., by Judge Ozerden, in Gulfport.  The case was investigated by the FBI and is being prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Andrea Jones.


Updated March 4, 2019

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