Crime

Cyber Crime Division arrests two in connection with child exploitation case

Kristina Lynn Crose (left) and Breland Sellers (right). Photos courtesy of AG Jim Hood's office

Attorney General Jim Hood has announced that Breland Sellers and Kristina Lynn Crose have been arrested on charges including child exploitation and gratification of lust. The following information was released from Attorney General Hood’s office on Thursday afternoon:

Breland Sellers, 29, was arrested Tuesday by the Attorney General’s Cyber Crime Division and charged with one count of child exploitation for possession of child pornography. Sellers was booked into the Jackson County Sheriff’s Office then transferred to the Harrison County Sheriff’s Office. His bond was set at $75,000. If convicted, Sellers faces up to 40 years in prison and a $500,000 fine.

Kristina Lynn Crose, 28, was arrested Wednesday by the Attorney General’s Cyber Crime Division and charged with one count of gratification of lust. Crose was booked into the Harrison County Sheriff’s Office. Her bond was set at $50,000. If convicted, Crose faces up to 15 years in prison and a $5,000 fine.

A charge is merely an accusation, and the defendants are presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt in a court of law. The case will be prosecuted by Special Assistant Attorney General Brandon Ogburn.

Assistance with these arrests was provided by the Harrison County Sheriff’s Office and the Jackson County Sheriff’s Office, both affiliates of the Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force. Additional assistance was provided by the Mobile County Sheriff’s Office.

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