Hernando minister faces child porn charge

By The Associated Press

HERNANDO, Miss. (AP) — Police say a longtime Hernando pastor arrested and charged with possession of child pornography, used a computer at the public library to view and download the material.

The Commercial Appeals reports that 63-year-old Eddie Prince, pastor of Oak Grove Baptist Church, remains in the DeSoto County Jail Monday charged with one count of possession of child pornography. His bond has been set at $60,000. He will make his initial appearance in Hernando City Court on Wednesday.

Police Chief Mike Riley says Prince was arrested Friday evening after a four-month investigation.

He said investigators issued search warrants and seized computers from Prince’s home and church.

It was not immediately known whether Prince has an attorney.

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Information from: The Commercial Appeal, http://www.commercialappeal.com

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