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Tylertown man sentenced to 10 years for possession of child pornography

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A Tylertown man was sentenced to serve over a decade in federal prison followed by a lifetime of supervised release for possession of child pornography.

Federal officers of the U.S. Probation Office executed a search at 47-year-old Jason Patrick Appeldorn’s residence in Tylertown on September 23, 2021.

According to court documents, Appeldorn had been under the supervision of the U.S. Probation Office since November 29, 2017, because of a previous conviction for possession of child pornography in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana.

Appeldorn’s cellular telephone found during the search was forensically examined and over 2,000 visual depictions of child sexual abuse material of minors engaging in sexually explicit conduct were recovered.

Appeldorn was indicted by a federal grand jury and he pled guilty on January 10 to possession of child pornography. He was sentenced on Wednesday in U.S. District Court in Hattiesburg.

In addition to his term of imprisonment, Appeldorn was ordered to pay restitution in the amount of $63,500 to victims and a $5,000 fine.

Appeldorn was also ordered to pay an additional $5,000 assessment under the Amy, Vicky, and Andy Child Pornography Victim Assistance Act of 2018.

The case was investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation with the assistance of the Mississippi Attorney General’s Cyber Crimes Division.

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