USM Student Arrested for Possession of Child Pornography

By: The Associated Press
By: The Associated Press

Hattiesburg, Miss.

An FBI investigation that began as a result of a sheriff's deputy performing an undercover investigation led to the arrest of a University of Southern Mississippi student on child pornography charges.

The Hattiesburg American reported 24-year-old Miles Justin McNairy is held at the Forrest County Jail. McNairy will have a detention hearing Friday before U.S. Magistrate Judge Mike Parker to determine whether he will be eligible for release on bond pending trial.

McNairy had his initial appearance before Parker on Tuesday.

FBI Agent Cynthia Bobe wrote an affidavit in support of an arrest warrant for McNairy, alleging he violated four separate laws banning the transmission, receipt and possession of child pornography in interstate commerce.

It was unclear whether McNairy has an attorney.


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