Crime

AG Hood: Tylertown man arrested for child exploitation

Attorney General Jim Hood announced the arrest of a Tylertown, Mississippi man who was charged with one count of child exploitation and possession of child pornography.

Mickey Luter, 60, was arrested at his home Wednesday by investigators with the Attorney General’s Cyber Crime Unit with assistance from the Tylertown Police Department. He was booked in the Walthall County Detention Center awaiting his initial appearance today.

If convicted, Luter faces up to 40 years in prison and fines ranging from $50,000 to $500,000. A charge is merely an accusation, and a defendant is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt in a court of law.

This case was investigated by Investigator Jay Houston with the Mississippi Attorney General’s Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force, and it will be prosecuted by Special Assistant Attorney General Brandon Ogburn.

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