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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Tuesday, August 5, 2014

Mississippi Man Sentenced To Twenty-five Years In Federal Prison For Sexual Exploitation Of Children

Jackson, Miss. - Gary Tubby, 53, a member of the Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians, was sentenced today by U.S. District Judge Carlton W. Reeves, Jr. to 25 years in prison followed by a lifetime of supervised release for sexual exploitation of children, announced U.S. Attorney Gregory K. Davis, Acting FBI Special Agent in Charge Johnnie Sharp, and Mississippi Attorney General Jim Hood.

On several occasions, Tubby sexually molested two children, both of whom were under the age of twelve, and took sexually explicit photographs of the children. The photographs were then posted to a photo sharing website. The offense occurred on the Tribal lands of the Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians.
U.S. Attorney Gregory K. Davis praised the investigative work of the FBI and the Mississippi Attorney General’s Child Exploitation Task Force for their investigation of this case, and Assistant U.S. Attorney Patrick Lemon who prosecuted the case.

Attorney General Jim Hood stated: “This case really highlights the benefits of our partnership with the FBI on the Child Exploitation Task Force and why we have dedicated resources to it. This defendant admitted to producing his own child porn and stated in court he had victimized other children in the past. We appreciate Judge Reeves for putting him away for many, many years to come and hope doing so can be the start of the healing process for the children who were victimized.”

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