AG gets funds for child porn investigations

By The Associated Press

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — The Mississippi attorney general’s office has gotten an extension of a federal grant to keep a cyber-crime unit in operation.

The attorney general’s office said the funds will provide more training for investigators handling child pornography cases.

The Justice Department gave the state $247,646 in 2010 for the unit. The Justice Department has provided another $267,989 to extend the program through March 2012.

The attorney general’s office says the cyber-crime unit and local law enforcement agencies have made 75 child pornography-related arrests since January of 2011.