MYRTLE, Miss.–Uploading child pornography to his Flick’r account is how Marvin Lloyd Lemar, 25, of Myrtle, was caught. Now he’ll be going to prison for five years and Atty. Gen. Jim Hood said he hopes Lemar’s case and others like it will convince people who are tempted to look at child pornography in Mississippi that it’s not worth it.
Lemar pleaded guilty Tuesday and got a sentence of 40 years, with 35 suspended and five to serve from Judge John Gregory.
He was caught after a tip came in to the Attorney General’s Cyber Crime Unit from the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children, said Hood.
“I hope that the five year sentence and the additional 35 years Judge Gregory put on this defendant will deter him from ever viewing child pornography again for the remainder of his life,” said Hood. “The message to child pornographers should by now be clear throughout the state of Mississippi: We are watching you on-line, we have crystal clear evidence against you when we knock on your door, you will have to serve at least five years without parole in the penitentiary, and you will have to register as a convicted sex offender for a minimum of 25 years. Is it worth it?”
Lemar will also have to pay $1,000 to the Children’s Trust Fund and will have to register as a sex offender for life when he gets out.