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Bay St. Louis man to serve 15 years for possessing child porn

Eric Ulmer (Photo source: District Attorney's Office) Eric Ulmer (Photo source: District Attorney's Office)
HANCOCK COUNTY, MS (WLOX) -

A Bay St. Louis man will spend the next 15 years behind bars after he pleaded guilty to exploitation of a child earlier this week. District Attorney Joel Smith said Eric Ulmer, 39, will have to serve the sentence without the possibility of parole and will also face five years of probation after his release.

Smith said investigators with the Waveland Police Department served a search warrant at Ulmer's home on Sept. 12, 2012. Officers found Ulmer and a computer containing child pornography at the residence.

“Forensic analysis of the computer confirmed that it contained twelve videos of confirmed child pornography and that the illegal videos were possessed by Ulmer,” said Assistant District Attorney Chris Daniel, who prosecuted the case.

During his plea hearing, Ulmer showed remorse for his actions.

“I apologize to my family, the public and the court,” Ulmer said during the hearing. “This is embarrassing. I am ashamed, and I am sorry. If I had known the consequences were so great, I would have never viewed them.”

Smith said this case was a big win for law enforcement agencies defending against child sex crimes.

“The demand created by possessors of child pornography leads to kidnappings, sexual assaults and the repeated victimization of children around the world,” said Smith. “This case demonstrates the commitment of Waveland Police and the Mississippi ICAC Task Force to seek accountability for those crimes.”

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