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Prior sex offender sentenced for new crimes

Credit: U.S. Attorney’s Office, Northern District of Mississippi

A Nettleton man was sentenced to more than 13 years in prison for possession of child sexual abuse materials.

According to court documents, Clyde Lee Hall, age 49, was originally charged with failure to register as a sex offender in the Northern District of Mississippi after absconding from the Dismas Charities Residential Reentry Center while on federal supervised release. A later Cybertip revealed that Hall had been transporting and viewing child pornography on his mobile device following his release from prison. Hall had over 180 videos stored in his Google account, many of which portrayed the sexual abuse of victims under the age of 12. Hall’s prior child pornography conviction enhanced the penalties available to the Court.

Chief U.S. District Judge Debra M. Brown sentenced Hall to 162 months in prison, followed by 10 years of supervised release.

“The U.S. Attorney’s Office will do everything possible to see that criminals who victimize children or who take pleasure in watching children being victimized are held accountable for their abhorrent crimes,” remarked U.S. Attorney Clay Joyner. “We applaud the work by the United States Marshals Service and the FBI in helping to bring this offender to justice and hope that this sentence will serve as a deterrent to others who would consider transporting or viewing child pornography.”

The United States Marshals Service and Federal Bureau of Investigation investigated the case.

Assistant U.S. Attorney Parker S. King prosecuted the case.

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