Hinds County Resident Convicted for Child Pornography

By Colby | October 23, 2015 | AG News

Cameron Travelstead, 25, of Jackson, is facing up to 40 years in prison after his conviction in a child pornography case. 

Hinds County Circuit Judge Jeff Weil, Jr. recently set Travelstead’s sentencing for October 29, 2015A Hinds County Jury convicted Travelstead of one count of possession of child pornography.  The five day trial was presided over by Judge Weil.

 The case stemmed from a joint investigation involving the Attorney General’s Cyber Crime Unit/Internet Crimes Against Children task force, the Hinds County Sheriff’s Office (an affiliate of the task force), and the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI).  The investigation revealed that Travelstead was downloading and sharing hundreds of images and videos of child pornography. 

 Our ICAC network is extensive and helps law enforcement throughout our state and nationwide in the fight against child pornography. We appreciate the hard work of the Hinds County District Attorney’s Office, the FBI and the Hinds County Sheriff’s Office as well as each of our local law enforcement agencies, as we track down these child predators and bring them to justice.

 The case was tried jointly by Special Assistant Attorney General Brandon Ogburn and Jamie McBride of the of the Hinds County District Attorney’s Office.