Sex offender sent back to prison for child exploitation

Sex offender sent back to prison for child exploitation

JEFFERSON DAVIS COUNTY, MS (WDAM) - A convicted sex offender from Jefferson Davis County is headed back to prison for possessing hundreds of child pornography images, according to Mississippi Attorney General Jim Hood.

Christopher Morgan, of Bassfield, was sentenced Friday for two counts of possession of child pornography and one count of distribution of child pornography.

According to Hood, Morgan sentenced to 20 years in prison in 2010 for one count of child exploitation. Morgan was recently released after serving five years of the 20-year sentence.

Now, Morgan will have to serve the remainder of that sentence, along with an additional 25 years for the new charges.

"This guy went to prison for five years for child porn. When he got out with 15 years hanging over his head, we catch him doing the same activity again. Just like child molesters, many child porn perverts have to be managed for the remainder of their lives because their warped minds do not change," said Hood. "Now Judges Harrell and Helfrich made sure he will not exploit a child for the next 40 years."

Hood said Morgan, 27, was arrested after an investigation by the Attorney General's Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force revealed Morgan had hundreds of child porn images on multiple devices.

According to Hood, Morgan's victims ranged from pre-pubescent to preteen girls, and even included a toddler.

In addition to the 40-year sentence, Morgan was also ordered to pay a $50,000 fine.