Tubby Sentenced to 25 Years

Jackson, Miss.
53-year-old Gary Tubby, a member of the Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians, was sentenced in federal court Tuesday for sexual exploitation of children.

Tubby was ordered to serve 25 years in prison followed by a lifetime of supervision after he serves the sentence.

“This case really highlights the benefits of our partnership with the FBI on the Child Exploitation Task Force and why we have dedicated resources to it," said Mississippi Attorney General Jim Hood. "This defendant admitted to producing his own child porn and stated in court he had victimized other children in the past. We appreciate (U.S. District) Judge (Carlton) Reeves for putting him away for many, many years to come and hope doing so can be the start of the healing process for the children who were victimized.”

The charges against Tubby involved sexual molestation of two children under the age of 12. Officials say sexually explicit photographs of the children were then posted to a photo sharing website.