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Man pleads guilty in child porn case

A Tippah County man has pleaded guilty to charges of downloading child pornography through a computer connected to Wi-Fi at a public library and the county courthouse.

Posted: Jul. 26, 2018 3:53 PM

JACKSON, Miss. (WTVA) - A Tippah County man has pleaded guilty to charges of downloading child pornography through a computer connected to Wi-Fi at a public library and the county courthouse.

Jeffrey DeWayne Hopkins entered the guilty plea in U.S. District Court in Oxford Wednesday.

Hopkins is accused of using the systems to download and transmit images from 2014 to April of this year.

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.

Hopkins is currently being held in the Lafayette County jail pending a detention hearing Monday in U.S. District Court in Oxford.

He will be sentenced in October.

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