Local college student arrested for child exploitation
Published 7:00 am Tuesday, July 26, 2016
A Picayune native will go to trial for one count of child exploitation.
Darryl Vance Warner, 21, of Picayune was arrested in April at his dormitory at Pearl River Community College by the Mississippi Attorney General’s Cyber Crime Unit, states a press release from the AG’s office.
Investigators worked with the Pearl River Community College Campus Police Department, Pearl River County Sheriff’s Department and the Picayune Police Department to arrest Warner for allegedly possessing images showing sexual abuse of children less than eight years of age, states the release.
Warner was booked into the Pearl River County Detention Facility and later released on bond, said Pearl River County Sheriff’s Department Chief Deputy Shane Tucker.
He was indicted in July and rebooked, but his bond was still valid so he was released, said Tucker.
Brandon Ogburn, a special assistant attorney general in the cyber crime unit, is prosecuting the case.
According to the release, Warner faces up to 40 years in prison, if convicted.
The date of Warner’s trial is not yet known.