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Volunteer charged with child porn possession

Richard Thompson (Photo source: Jackson Co. Sheriff's Dept.) Richard Thompson (Photo source: Jackson Co. Sheriff's Dept.)

JACKSON COUNTY, MS (WLOX) - A Latimer man who works with kids in Jackson County faces child porn charges.

The Jackson County Sheriff's Department said Richard Thompson, 23, has been charged with 32 counts of Possession of Child Pornography.

Investigators said Thompson is a West County Fire Department volunteer and also an explorer instructor. They said Thompson could face additional charges pending the outcome of a forensic analysis of a computer.

The arrest was made as part of the Internet Crimes Against Children Unit. Thompson is being held at the Jackson County Adult Detention Center pending an initial court appearance. He faces anywhere from five to 40 years in prison for each count.

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