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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Tuesday, January 29, 2019

Pelahatchie Man Pleads Guilty to Producing Child Pornography

Jackson, Miss. – Kevin Douglas Jenkins, 35, of Pelahatchie, pled guilty on Friday, before Chief United States District Judge Daniel P. Jordan III, to the production of child pornography and the production of child pornography by a person who has custody of a minor, announced United States Attorney Mike Hurst, FBI Special Agent in Charge Christopher Freeze, and Mississippi Attorney General Jim Hood.

Jenkins was charged after the minor child came forward to disclose Jenkins’ actions. A forensic examination revealed videos of Jenkins engaged in sexually explicit conduct with the minor child. Jenkins was indicted by a federal grand jury in November.

Jenkins will be sentenced by Judge Jordan on April 26, 2019, at 9:00 a.m. The maximum penalties for the crimes charged are 30 years in prison and a $250,000 fine for each count.

The case was investigated by the FBI Jackson Division's Child Exploitation Task Force, which is made up of agents from the FBI and the Mississippi Attorney General's Office, and officers from the Prentiss County Sheriff's Office. The Rankin County Sheriff’s Office also assisted with the investigation. The case is being prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Kimberly Purdie.

 

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Project Safe Childhood
Updated January 30, 2019