Child-porn trial continued until October

COLUMBUS — The trial of a Lowndes County man on possession of child pornography charges — scheduled for Tuesday in Lowndes County Circuit Court — has been continued until October.

The Commercial Dispatch reports Robert Warren Triplett Jr. faces both state and federal charges of exploitation of a child. His trial on the federal charges still is scheduled to begin Aug. 30 in Oxford.

A conviction on state charges could carry up to a 40-year prison sentence and a federal conviction could tack on an additional 10 years.

The 57-year-old Triplett was arrested after investigators found explicit photos of minor children on a computer obtained from his home, during an investigation into the disappearance of his stepdaughter, Kaila Morris.

The search for Morris is ongoing.

The Associcated Press