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Hattiesburg man sentenced for child exploitation

Source: Attorney General's Office Source: Attorney General's Office
HATTIESBURG, MS (Mississippi News Now) -

A Hattiesburg man has been sentenced for child exploitation.

35-year-old Matthew Bryce Gospodinovich will serve five years in prison for possessing child pornography and sharing those images over the internet, announced Attorney General Jim Hood.

Gospodinovich pleaded guilty Monday to a bill of information to one count of child exploitation.

He was sentenced to 40 years in the custody of the Mississippi Department of Corrections with five years to serve and the remaining 35 years to be served on post-release supervision. 

He must pay a $2,500 fine, $200 to the Mississippi Crime Victim Compensation Fund, and all court costs, in addition to registering as a sex offender.

Gospodinovich was arrested in June by investigators with the Attorney General’s Cybercrime Unit, with assistance from the Hattiesburg Police Department.

Investigators discovered multiple pornographic images of girls in his possession, which he was obtaining online.

“This man is just one of many who thinks he can remain anonymous on the internet while sharing pictures of children being sexually abused,” said General Hood. “He tried to hide, but our investigators found him and will find others like him out there. We will not let people who take advantage of children hide behind a computer screen.”

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