Former Gulfport Resident Pleads Guilty to Possession of Child Pornography
Gulfport, Mississippi. – Gregory A. Mclin, 45, a former Gulfport resident who now resides in Huntsville, Alabama, pled guilty today before U.S. District Judge Louis Guirola to one count of knowingly possessing visual depictions of minors engaging in sexually explicit conduct, announced U.S. Attorney Mike Hurst and Special Agent in Charge Jere T. Miles with Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) in New Orleans.
An investigation conducted in May 2016 by HSI, along with the Wiggins Police Department and the Gulf Coast Cyber Crime Task Force, resulted in the identification of an internet protocol address belonging to Gregory A. Mclin and his use of a computer file sharing program. In November 2016, a federal search warrant was executed at Mclin’s Gulfport residence. His electronic devices were seized and forensic examinations were conducted. The examination reports, as well as the submissions of the visual depictions found and submitted to the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children, resulted in a finding that Mclin knowingly possessed visual depictions of minors engaging in sexually explicit conduct, to include visual depictions of a minor who had not attained 12 years of age.
Gregory A. Mclin will be sentenced by Judge Guirola on October 16, 2018 at 10:00 a.m., and faces a maximum penalty of 20 years in prison followed by five years of supervised release, and a maximum $250,000 fine.
The case was investigated by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s Homeland Security Investigations, the Gulf Coast Cyber Crime Task Force, and the Wiggins Police Department. It is being prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Andrea Jones