Repeat Sex Offender Sentenced To 20 Years

Repeat Sex Offender Sentenced to 20 Years in Prison in Mississippi for Possessing Child Pornography
WASHINGTON, Dec. 14 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — Jerry Wayne Ramey, 40, apreviously convicted sex offender from Meridian, Miss., was sentenced todayto 20 years in prison for possessing multiple images of child pornographyhe acquired over the Internet, Assistant Attorney General Alice S. Fisherof the Criminal Division and U.S. Attorney Dunn Lampton for the SouthernDistrict of Mississippi announced today.

Chief U.S. District Judge Henry T. Wingate also ordered Ramey to pay a$1500 fine and serve a lifetime of supervised release. Upon his releasefrom prison, Ramey will be required to register as a sex offender in anyjurisdiction where he lives, works or goes to school. In addition, computerand related equipment seized from his home in 2006 will be forfeited.Finally, Ramey is prohibited from having any contact with any childrenunder the age of 18.
Ramey pleaded guilty on Sept. 28, 2007, to one count of possessingchild pornography. Ramey’s guilty plea stemmed from a lead obtained by lawenforcement after he was arrested in the Northern District of Alabama foranother child exploitation crime. In that case, Ramey traveled from hishome in Meridian to Birmingham, Ala., to have sex with an 11-year-old girlwhom he believed was being prostituted. In fact, Ramey had beencommunicating with an undercover law enforcement officer when he respondedto an advertisement on the “Craigslist” website and sought the illegalsexual liaison. While investigating Ramey’s unlawful travel and onlineactivities, law enforcement discovered that Ramey possessed sexuallyexplicit images of minors at his Meridian home.

On October 3, 2006, Ramey was sentenced to 12 years and 4 months inprison for his illegal activities in the Northern District of Alabama.Ramey was then indicted on May 7, 2007, in the current case and pleadedguilty.

This case was investigated by the Atlanta Division of the U.S. PostalInspection Service and Special Agents of the Federal Bureau ofInvestigation’s Meridian Resident Agency. The case was prosecuted byAssistant U.S. Attorney Glenda Haynes of the Southern District ofMississippi and Trial Attorney Jill Trumbull-Harris of the CriminalDivision’s Child Exploitation and Obscenity Section.

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