Mississippi sex offender sent back to prison

Christopher Morgan (Source: Mississippi Attorney General's Office/State of Mississippi)

JACKSON, Miss. (WTOK) - A Jefferson Davis County man who recently got out of prison on a child exploitation sentence is headed back for another 40 years on more of the same charges.

Mississippi Attorney General Jim Hood says Christopher Morgan, 27, of Bassfield, was sentenced on three counts of child exploitation, two counts for possession of child pornography and one count for distribution of child pornography.

Judge Prentiss Harrell sentenced Morgan to 40 years with 25 to serve on each count and a $50,000 fine. The sentences will run concurrently.

Morgan will also serve the remaining 15 years of a 20 year sentence he received in 2010 on one count of child exploitation.

The AG says it was discovered that Morgan continued to sexually exploit children after getting out of prison. An investigation by the attorney general’s Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force found that Morgan possessed hundreds of child pornography images on multiple devices, with victims ranging from pre-pubescent to preteen girls. He also shared a sexually explicit image in a chat room of a little girl who was a toddler.

This case was prosecuted by the Attorney General’s Cyber Crime Unit.