PETAL, MS (WDAM) - A Petal man was sentenced for child sex crimes on Tuesday.
Theodore J. Walley was sentenced to 50 years with 25 years to serve day-for-day after being charged with two counts of possession of child porn, three counts of child exploitation, one count of touching for lustful purposes and one count of sexual battery.
Forrest County Circuit Court Judge Bob Helfrich presided over the hearing and ordered Walley to also register as a sex offender upon his eventual release and serve five years on probation.
Walley was arrested back in October 2016 along with two women, Tarin Ashlee Davis and Christian Anna Walley.
Davis was charged with possession of child porn and two counts of child exploitation. Christian Walley, Theodore's wife, was charged with possession of child porn. Both women are awaiting trial.
Assisting in this investigation was the Mississippi Attorney General's Office, the Forrest County District Attorney's Office, Department of Human Services and Kids Hub Child Advocacy Center.