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Laurel man headed to prison for possession of child pornography

THE FOLLOWING IS A PRESS RELEASE FROM THE ATTORNEY GENERAL'S OFFICE

A Laurel resident is going to prison for possession of child pornography, announced Attorney General Jim Hood today. 

Wayne McLain, age 54, of 624 East 20th Street, Laurel, pleaded guilty to possession of child porn before Judge Billy Joe Landrum in Jones County Circuit Court Monday.

McLain was sentenced to 25 years, 10 years to serve, 15 suspended with five years post release supervision. He must also pay a $1,000 fine to the crime victim compensation fund, complete a community service project and register as a sex offender. 

"Our investigation showed the defendant was downloading hundreds of images of child porn onto his computer and sharing those images through peer to peer networks," said Attorney General Hood.

McLain also downloaded images onto CDs and DVDs which investigators found hidden in a pillowcase on his bed.

The initial arrest was by investigators of the Attorney General's Cyber Crime Unit, with assistance from the Laurel Police Department, as part of Mississippi's Internet Crimes Against Children (ICAC) Task Force.

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