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Former Mississippi Public School Band Volunteer Gets 40 Years In Prison For Production Of Child Porn

A Mississippi man was sentenced to 40 years in federal prison for production of child pornography involving minors he met through volunteering with various Jackson Public School bands, announced Acting U.S. Attorney Darren J. LaMarca and Special Agent in Charge Jermicha Fomby of the Federal Bureau of Investigation in Mississippi.

According to court documents, Jerrell Lea’Shun Jackson, 34, used his association with the Jackson State University Sonic Boom to entice unsuspecting minors to his apartment and the bus barn for sexually explicit conduct and filming. 

Jackson preyed on the most vulnerable children by fixing their band instruments, giving them a ride home after band practices, and buying them food.

Jackson pled guilty on June 14, 2021, to production of child pornography.

The case was investigated by the Jackson Federal Bureau of Investigation’s Child Exploitation and Human Trafficking Task Force, the Mississippi Attorney General’s Office, and the Jackson Public School Campus Enforcement. 

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