Pearl man sentenced for possessing child porn

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PEARL, Miss. (WJTV) — A 24-year-old Pearl man has been sentenced for possessing child pornography.

Willard Geven Knight received a 40-year-prison sentence with five years to serve and 35 years suspended. He will also have five years of post-release supervision.

Knight must pay $1,000 to the children’s trust fund, $1,000 to crime victim’s compensation fund and register as a sex offender.

He pleaded to one count of child exploitation.

The AG’s Office said Knight was downloading and sharing numerous videos of child pornography over the internet.

“Our first priority is our children and with the innovations and vigilance of our task force members to this type of deviant behavior by these predators, we are holding them accountable for their criminal activity,” said Attorney General Hood.

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