Purvis teen pleads guilty to child pornography charges

Purvis teen pleads guilty to child pornography charges

PURVIS, MS (WDAM) - Attorney General Jim Hood announced Wednesday that a Purvis man is going to prison for possessing child pornography.

Jonathan Thomas Davis, 18, waived his indictment and pleaded guilty today to a bill of information to one count of child exploitation before Forrest County Circuit Court Judge Bob Helfrich, according to Hood.

Hodo said Davis was sentenced to 40 years in prison with 35 of those years suspended, leaving five years to serve, followed by five years of post-release supervision.

Davis was ordered to pay $1,000 to the Mississippi Children's Trust Fund, $1,000 to the Mississippi Crime Victim Compensation Fund and must register as a sex offender, according to the news release.

Davis was arrested August 2 at his home by investigators with the Attorney General's Cyber Crime Unit. It was discovered through an investigation that Davis was in possession of an electronic device which contained images of child pornography.