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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Monday, September 25, 2017

Gulfport Resident Pleads Guilty to Possession of Child Pornography

 

Gulfport, Miss. – Brett Michael Sekinger, age 26, of Waveland, Mississippi, pled guilty on September 21, 2017, to possession of child pornography, announced Acting U.S. Attorney Harold Brittain and FBI Special Agent in Charge Christopher Freeze.

On February 5, 2016, at a residence in Ocean Springs, Mississippi, Sekinger knowingly possessed computers and other electronic components containing visual depictions, in digital still and video format, of minors engaging in sexually explicit conduct.

Sekinger will be sentenced on December 14, 2017, by Chief U.S. District Judge Louis Guirola. He faces a maximum sentence of 20 years in prison, a $250,000 fine, and not less than 5 years to life of supervised release.

This case was investigated by the FBI Jackson Division’s Child Exploitation Task Force, which is composed of agents from the FBI and the Mississippi Attorney General’s Office, officers from the Prentiss County Sheriff’s Office, and prosecutors from the United States Attorney’s Offices in Jackson and Oxford. Assistant U.S. Attorney Andrea Jones is prosecuting the case.

Updated September 26, 2017