Ridgeland man arrested for child exploitation

Ridgeland man arrested for child exploitation

JACKSON, MS (WDAM) - This is a news release from the Mississippi Attorney General's Office.

David L. Nelson, 69, of Ridgeland, has been arrested and charged with one count of exploitation of a child, announced Attorney General Jim Hood.

Nelson was arrested late Tuesday evening at his home by investigators of the Attorney General's Cyber Crime Unit/Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force with assistance of investigators with the Ridgeland Police Department, an ICAC Task Force Affiliate. It was discovered he was trading child pornography online using sophisticated technology.

Nelson was booked into the Madison County Jail with no bond pending an initial appearance in Madison County Justice Court. 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.

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