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Laurel man charged with child pornography

James Mitchell. Source: JCSD James Mitchell. Source: JCSD
JONES COUNTY, MS (WDAM) -

A Laurel man has been charged with child pornography.

On Tuesday, Jones County Sheriff’s Investigators were alerted to a concerned mother who believed that inappropriate actions were being taken with her young child. 

The mother stated she was living with her boyfriend, James Mitchell, III, 32 of Laurel. 

She reported to deputies that she was washing clothes when she noticed a small SD card fall from some clothes. 

She told deputies that when she looked at the photos on the card she found one inappropriate photo that included her child.

Before confronting Mitchell, who denied taking any such photos, she secured a copy of the photo. After Mitchell denied taking any photos, he took the card and destroyed it. 

Mitchell was taken into custody on Thursday and charged with child pornography. 

He made his initial appearance in court Friday where a judge set his bond at $50,000. 

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