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Federal grand jury indicts man charged with using public Wi-Fi to download child porn

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A man charged with using library and courthouse Wi-Fi access to download child porn has been indicted by a federal grand jury.

Posted: May 21, 2018 2:55 PM
Updated: May 21, 2018 2:56 PM

RIPLEY, Miss. (WTVA) - A man charged with using library and courthouse Wi-Fi access to download child porn has been indicted by a federal grand jury.

Jeffrey DeWayne Hopkins faces a three-federal indictment for sexual exploitation of a child.

The federal complaint says Hopkins is accused of using the public Wi-Fi systems to download and transmit images from 2014 to April of this year.

RELATED: Tippah man charged with sending, receiving child porn on public Wi-Fi

Federal investigators went to Hopkins home in Ripley on April 11 and discovered a file-sharing program and equipment and software to locate and access wireless internet connections.

The complaint says Hopkins admitted to sending and receiving child porn for nearly a decade and had over five gigabytes of images on his computer.

Investigators say they also found evidence Hopkins had taken photos of minor girls through the windows of a home.

The indictment was made public last week.

Hopkins is currently being held in the Lafayette County jail.

MORE: Read the indictment here

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