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Man convicted of child exploitation, gets jail

The Office of Mississippi Attorney General has sentenced 37-year-old John Argo of Horn Lake in DeSoto County Circuit Court to 15 years imprisonment after he was found guilty of child abuse.

Judge Robert Chamberlin said Argo would have to serve 20 years in jail on each count but with a suspension of five years. The sentences would be on a concurrent basis with five years of probation under supervision after he is released.

Argo was tried in early October 2007 when he was proved guilty of 14 counts of child abuse. Jim Hood, Attorney General of Mississippi said the first indictment of Argo was in August 2005 following investigators' discovery of pictures of child sex on his PC. My FOX MEMPHIS published this in news on October 23, 2007.

Hood said Argo deserved a strong sentence after it was found that he had pictures of a grown up man engaged in sexual intercourse with a child of 3-years old.

Hood said there were also nude pictures of 14 girls and boys on Argo's computer, all of who hadn't reached 12 years of age.

The sentence for Argo requires him to register as an offender of sex. That means he would be barred from going online except when he is working while the AG's office would monitor his Internet activity.

Hood warned that anybody with nude pictures on his PC of a person who hasn't reached the adult age of 18 years would be sent behind bars. Clarionledger.com published this on October 23, 2007.

While in DeSoto County on October 23 2007, Hood encouraged guardians to understand the Internet and the dangers on it. Hood said parents' education was important as children were often more skilled with the Web than their guardians. My FOX MEMPHIS reported this.

In another case a London resident aged 35, is charged of child pornography after police came to know that he traded disturbing images online. Wayne Rivet faces several charges; two instances of owning child pornography, one instance of supplying pictures of child porn, one instance of downloading child porn, and two instances of possessing a controlled item.

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