Purvis Resident Going to Prison for Child Exploitation


Attorney General Jim Hood announced today that a Purvis man is going to prison for possessing child pornography.

Jonathan Thomas Davis, 18, waived his indictment and pleaded guilty today to a bill of information to one count of child exploitation before Forrest County Circuit Court Judge Bob Helfrich. Davis was sentenced to 40 years in prison with 35 of those years suspended, leaving five years to serve, followed by five years of post-release supervision. Davis was ordered to pay $1,000 to the Mississippi Children’s Trust Fund, $1,000 to the Mississippi Crime Victim Compensation Fund and must register as a sex offender.

Davis was arrested August 2 at his home by investigators with the Attorney General’s Cyber Crime Unit. It was discovered through an investigation that Davis was in possession of an electronic device which contained images of child pornography.

This case was prosecuted by Special Assistant Attorney General Brandon Ogburn of the Attorney General’s Cyber Crime Unit.

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