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Pearl River man faces up to 30 years in prison for producing child pornography

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A Pearl River man has pleaded guilty to the production of child pornography.

According to court documents, 42-year-old Garald Benson Johnson engaged in sexual activity with a minor and used a cell phone to make recordings of the encounter.

Johnson is scheduled to be sentenced on December 7 and faces not less than 15 years and up to 30 years in prison.

A federal district judge will determine any sentence after considering the U.S. sentencing guidelines and other statutory factors.

The Choctaw Police Department and the Federal Bureau of Investigation investigated the case. Assistant U.S. Attorney Kevin J. Payne and Special Assistant United States Attorney Brian K. Burns prosecuted the case.

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