Brandon resident arrested for possession of child pornography

JACKSON, MS (WDAM) - This is a news release from the attorney generals office

Jackson, MS—A Brandon resident has been arrested for possession of child pornography, announced Attorney General Jim Hood today.

Justin Lee Goldsmith, 19, of Brandon, was arrested Wednesday by investigators with the Attorney General's Cyber Crime Unit.  He is charged with one count of child exploitation/possession of child pornography.

The Attorney General's Office is unable to release any details of the alleged crime at this time.

Goldsmith was booked into the Rankin County Detention Center.  If convicted, he faces up to 40 years behind bars.  As with all cases, the defendant is presumed innocent until proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt in a court of law.