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Jones County man arrested, charged with possession of child pornography

Jesse Mapp, Courtesy Laurel Police Jesse Mapp, Courtesy Laurel Police

JONES COUNTY, MS (WDAM) - A Jones County Justice Court judge set bond at $225,000 dollars cash for a Jones County man on Wednesday charged with three counts of possession of child pornography.

Jesse Mapp, 27, of Ellisville was arrested thanks to "a combination of technologies to help track down suspected child predators," said police.

According to a state sworn affidavit, Mapp was in possession of several videos and pictures that showed children and adults engaged in sexual activities.

Also listed in the affidavit, Mapp admitted to knowingly downloading child porn on two separate occasions.

Mapp remains in the Jones County Jail and faces a minimum of five years and a maximum of 40 years per count in the custody of the Mississippi Department of Corrections.

Chief Walter Martin said, "The Laurel Police Department takes the crime of child pornography very seriously. This crime violates the victim every time the image of that child is viewed. Laurel Police Department is working hard to combat this crime. The new technology the Laurel Police Department has revealed to us numerous people downloading child porn. It may take some time, but we're going after each and every one of them."

Sheriff Alex Hodge added, "By the departments working together more child predators will be able to be apprehended, and they will not be able to harm our children. This type of crime violates a child for the rest of their life."

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