Two charged in separate child porn cases

Source: AP

JACKSON, Miss. (WTOK) - The Mississippi Attorney General's Office announced the arrests of two people in Meridian and Stonewall for separate cases of child exploitation.

Walter David Woodard, 64, of Meridian, and Mikel Peter Carlson, 54, of Stonewall, were arrested at their homes and each charged with two counts of child exploitation for possession of child pornography.

Woodard was booked into the Lauderdale County jail with his bond set at $100,000. Investigative assistance for this case was provided by the Meridian Police Department, Lauderdale County Sheriff’s Office and Mississippi Bureau of Investigation.

Carlson was booked into the Clarke County Sheriff’s Office and is awaiting his initial appearance. Investigative assistance for this case was provided by the Clarke County Sheriff’s Office and Stonewall Police Department.

If convicted for both counts, each man faces up to 80 years in prison.
Both cases will be prosecuted by Special Assistant Attorney General Brandon Ogburn.