Pascagoula man to serve 12 years for making, sharing child porn

Pascagoula man to serve 12 years for making, sharing child porn

PASCAGOULA, MS (WLOX) - A Pascagoula man is going to prison after admitting to possessing and producing child pornography.

Robert Hinger Jr., 48, appeared in court Monday morning and pleaded guilty to four counts possession and one count production of child pornography.

Hinger was sentenced to 30 years behind bars with 12 to serve. He was also ordered to pay a $7,500 fine and $500 to the Mississippi Crime Victims Fund. Once released, he will have to register as a sex offender.

An investigation by Attorney General Jim Hood's office uncovered evidence that Hinger emailed pornographic images to others and had taken an inappropriate picture of a 15 year old girl in the community.

"We appreciate Judge Jackson's sentence which will get another child predator off our streets," said Attorney General Hood.

The case was prosecuted by Special Assistant Attorney General Brandon Ogburn with the Attorney General's Cyber Crime Unit.

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