Jackson man sentenced for producing child pornography

Jackson man sentenced for producing child pornography
Cody Clines Adkins; Source: Madison Co. Detention Center

JACKSON, MS (WLBT) - A Jackson man has been sentenced to 60 years for producing and possessing child pornography.

36-year-old Cody Clines Adkins, of Jackson, was sentenced yesterday to serve a total of 720 months in federal prison followed by a lifetime of supervised release for producing child pornography and possessing images of child pornography.

Adkins was ordered to pay a $5,000 fine and restitution to be determined at a later date.

U.S. Attorney Mike Hurst, stated “Despicable acts committed against children will receive the severest penalties in this district. Hopefully, this monster will never touch free ground again. I commend our prosecutors, FBI agents, and state investigators for bringing this criminal to justice. We will remain ever vigilant in protecting our children, If you have an addiction to child pornography, seek help from professionals - otherwise, you could face similar penalties and time in prison like Mr. Adkins will be spending,”

Beginning in and around February 2017, agents with the Jackson FBI and Mississippi Attorney General’s Office conducted an undercover investigation of individuals downloading and sharing child pornography images in Mississippi via the internet.

During the investigation, an Internet Protocol Address was found to be sharing and downloading numerous images and videos of child pornography.

The investigation led to Cody Clines Adkins in Jackson, who, via the internet, was sharing videos and images of child pornography of children as young as 2 years old engaging in sexual explicit conduct with adults.

Further, the investigation revealed that Adkins was actually producing child pornography.

On July 25, 2018, Adkins was charged in an 18-count federal indictment.

He pled guilty before Judge Reeves on January 17, 2019, to four counts of producing child pornography and two counts of possessing images of child pornography.

The Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Mississippi Attorney General’s Office jointly investigated the case.

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