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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Friday, October 7, 2016

Gulfport Resident Pleads Guilty to Using Internet to Entice a Minor

Gulfport, Mississippi. – Greg L. Dodd, 54, of Gulfport, pled guilty in U.S. District Court on October 6, 2016 to using the internet to entice a minor to engage in illegal sexual activity, announced U.S. Attorney Gregory K. Davis and Special Agent in Charge Raymond Parmer of Homeland Security Investigations.

From February, 2015, to April, 2016, Dodd attempted to initiate the transmission of the email address information of a child under the age of 16 years old with the intent to entice, encourage, offer, or solicit the minor child to engage in a sexual activity for which he could be criminally prosecuted for sexual battery under Miss. Code Annotated Sec. 97-3-95(1)(d).

Dodd will be sentenced on January 5, 2017, at 10:00 a.m. by Chief U. S. District Judge Louis Guirola, Jr., and faces a maximum sentence of 5 years in prison and a $250,000 fine.

This case was investigated by the Gulf Coast Cyber Crimes Task Force and Homeland Security Investigations. It is being prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Andrea Jones

Updated October 7, 2016