Henry County Man Faces Federal Child Exploitation Charges

A man from Henry County is indicted on multiple child pornography charges.

In Jackson, Tennessee, a federal grand jury has indicted Levi Edward Hamilton, a 22-year-old man from Mansfield, Tennessee, on serious charges related to child exploitation. United States Attorney Kevin G. Ritz announced the indictment, which includes multiple counts related to the solicitation and distribution of sexually explicit material involving minors.

Hamilton faces five counts of production of child pornography, five counts of coercion and enticement of a minor, five counts of receipt of child pornography, three counts of transferring obscene material to a minor, and one count of possessing child pornography. These charges stem from allegations that Hamilton solicited sexually explicit images and videos from several individuals, including minors, using the internet and social media platforms.

The case is now pending before United States District Court Judge S. Thomas Anderson in Jackson, Tennessee. Should Hamilton be convicted of these charges, he could face a sentence of up to life in prison. In the federal system, there is no parole, and Judge Anderson will determine the sentence based on the U.S. Sentencing Guidelines and other statutory factors after a conviction.

The FBI Memphis Child Exploitation Task Force and the Henry County Sheriff’s Office are investigating this case. Authorities are calling for anyone with additional information to come forward and contact Special Agent Eric McCraw at the FBI Memphis-Jackson Resident Agency or Lieutenant David Andrews at the Henry County Sheriff’s Office.

It is important to note that the charges against Hamilton are accusations at this stage, and he is presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law. Assistant United States Attorney Josh Morrow is leading the prosecution on behalf of the government.

For further information, contact Tjuana Holmes at the U.S. Attorney’s Office. Additionally, updates on this case and other office news can be followed on the U.S. Attorney’s Office’s Facebook and Twitter pages.

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