Vicksburg man arrested for child pornography

Published 10:16 am Friday, November 1, 2019

A Vicksburg man was arrested Wednesday and charged with one count of child exploitation for possession of child pornography, Attorney General Jim Hood announced.

Eric Maurice Wilson Jr. was arrested at the Warren County jail after an investigation into his suspicious online activity. Investigators seized multiple electronic devices. Wilson was booked and his bond was set at $10,000.

If convicted, he faces up to 40 years in prison.

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This case was investigated by the AG’s Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force with assistance from the Warren County Sheriff’s Office, which is an ICAC affiliate.

Warren County Sheriff Martin Pace said Sherrif’s Office Investigator Todd Dykes been a part of the task force since its formation by Hood.

“Mr. Wilson, accompanied by his attorney, turned himself into Investigator Dykes and investigators with the Attorney Generals office Wednesday,” Pace said. “This is part of an ongoing investigation.”

Prosecution will be handled by Special Assistant Attorney General Brandon Ogburn.