Lucedale Resident Going to Prison for Child Exploitation

From: AG News Release   4/7/17   GCN 
 
JACKSON— Attorney General Jim Hood announced today that a Lucedale resident is going to prison for child exploitation.
 
Daniel Bryan Weaver, 36 pleaded guilty Thursday in George County Circuit Court to one count of child exploitation. Judge Dale Harkey sentenced Weaver to 40 years in prison with 32 of those years suspended, leaving eight years to serve followed by five years of post-release supervision. Weaver was ordered to pay $1,000 to the Mississippi Children’s Trust Fund, $1,000 to the Mississippi Crime Victim Compensation Fund and $5,000 in fines. He must register as a sex offender.
 
Weaver was arrested in October 2014 by investigators with the Attorney General’s Cyber Crime Unit following an investigation that revealed Weaver was searching for and downloading videos and images of child sexual abuse.
 
“A child is abused every single time a picture or video is downloaded and viewed, and we will continue to lock-up those who victimize our children,” Attorney General Hood said. “We thank Judge Harkey for the time given to this defendant to serve in prison and the money he must pay back to our children’s trust fund and crime victims.”
 
This case was prosecuted by Special Assistant Attorney General Brandon Ogburn of the Attorney General’s Cyber Crime Unit.