Man sentenced in child porn case in Lowndes County

By The Associated Press

COLUMBUS — A Lowndes County judge has sentenced 59-year-old Robert Triplett to 40 years in prison on state charges of possession of child pornography.

Circuit Judge Lee Coleman on Tuesday ordered that the sentence run consecutive to a 10-year attempted aggravated assault sentence Triplett already is serving from Jackson County, Miss., and a 10-year federal child porn conviction.

Triplett was sentenced as a habitual offender

Prosecutors say Triplett was arrested after investigators found explicit photos of minor children on a computer obtained from his home. The computer was examined during an investigation into the September 2009 disappearance of Triplett’s 21-year-old stepdaughter, Kaila Morris.

Authorities say Morris has not been found.