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Henry County Man Indicted on Child Pornography Offenses

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, Western District of Tennessee

Jackson, TN – A federal grand jury in Jackson, Tennessee recently returned an indictment charging a Henry County man with federal child exploitation offenses.  United States Attorney Kevin G. Ritz announced the return of the indictment today.

Levi Edward Hamilton, 22, of Mansfield, Tennessee, was indicted for soliciting sexually explicit images and videos from several individuals, including minor children, through interstate commerce, such as the internet and the use of social media accounts.

Hamilton is charged with five counts of production of child pornography, five counts of coercion and enticement of a minor, five counts of receipt of child pornography, three counts of transferring obscene matter to a minor, and one count of possessing child pornography.

If convicted on all counts, Hamilton is facing a sentence of up to life in prison.  This case is pending before United States District Court Judge S. Thomas Anderson in Jackson, Tennessee.  If Hamilton is convicted of the charged offenses, Judge Anderson will determine the sentence to impose on the defendant after considering the U.S. Sentencing Guidelines and other statutory factors.  There is no parole in the federal system.

This case is being investigated by the FBI Memphis Child Exploitation Task Force and the Henry County Sheriff’s Office.  Anyone with additional information on this case is asked to contact Special Agent Eric McCraw at the FBI Memphis-Jackson Resident Agency, or Lieutenant David Andrews at the Henry County Sheriff’s Office.

The charges and allegations contained in the indictment are merely accusations of criminal conduct, not evidence.  The defendant is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt and convicted through due process of law.

Assistant United States Attorney Josh Morrow is prosecuting this case on behalf of the government.


For more information, please contact Tjuana Holmes at (901) 544-4231 or  Follow the U.S. Attorney’s Office on Facebook or on Twitter at @WDTNNews for office news and updates.

Updated May 10, 2024