Meridian Man Arrested on Child Porn Charge

A Meridian man has been charged by the Mississippi attorney general's office for possession of child pornography.

According a news release, the arrest of 54-year-old Roy Ellis happened Tuesday afternoon by investigators with the Attorney General's Office Cyber Crime Unit, with help from the Clarke County Sheriff's Office, as part of Mississippi's Internet Crimes Against Children (ICAC) Task Force.

Ellis is charged with three counts of possession of child porn. Officials say he was arrested without incident at his residence and was booked into the Clarke County jail. No court appearances were immediately scheduled.

The penalty for possession of child porn is five to 40 years per count in the custody of the Mississippi Department of Corrections. If convicted, Ellis could be sentenced to up to 120 years behind bars.


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  • by Angela Location: Philadelphia, MS on Jan 7, 2010 at 06:11 AM
    This man is the grandfather of my grandchild. My daughter was molested by a pedifile to which he served 10 years with MDOC for the offense. In my opinion that was not enough time since these people can't be rehabilitated, if Mr. Roy Ellis posesses child pornography then there is a seed in his mind to act toward a child. I don't want my grandchild or anyone elses subjected to the pain and lifetime torment that a person goes through as a victim of this kind of crime. These people don't deserve a day in court, they don't deserve the luxury of the state having to pay for their upkeep in our prison system either. They should be lined up in front of a firing squad and executed because they are nothing more than a threat to our young and a menace to society.
  • by betTy Location: Philadelphia on Jan 7, 2010 at 06:00 AM
    PERVERT! String him up from a tree and let's not waste any taxpayers money on this slime ball. A child is innocently robbed of its childhood and LIFE LONG PAIN. I say HANG HIM!!!!!
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