GREENWOOD, Miss.–Luring kids for sex, making child pornography and rape of children are the charges against former Greenwood police officer Christopher Earl McDonald, 36. He was indicted and arrested after a joint investigation by the state attorney general’s office and Greenwood Police.
McDonald, of Carroll County, was allowed to make bail of $30,000 and is free until trial.
The Official List of Charges
McDonald was indicted by a Carroll County Grand Jury on three counts of enticing a child to meet for the purpose of engaging in sexually explicit conduct; three counts of enticing a child to produce visual depictions of sexually explicit conduct; and three counts of sexual assault by a person in a position of trust or authority over a child.
Possible Prison Time
If convicted, McDonald can face up to 40 years in prison and up to $500,000 in fines on each of the six enticing counts in the indictment. If convicted, McDonald can also face up to 30 years in prison for each of the three sexual battery counts. As with all cases, the defendant is presumed innocent until proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt in a court of law.