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Child porn case heads to trial after Biloxi man pleads not guilty

Biloxi

A Biloxi man has pleaded not guilty in federal court to child pornography crimes allegedly committed in Harrison and Jackson counties.

The indictment against Kristopher Brumfield, 38, was unsealed Tuesday as part of his initial court appearance and arraignment in U.S. District Court, court records show.

A three-count indictment returned Aug. 23 makes these allegations involving the use of the Internet and images of at least one minor involved in sexually explicit activity:

▪ Received or downloaded images from Feb. 10, 2014, through April 13, 2014.

▪ Distributed child pornography from Feb. 10, 2014, through Feb. 16, 2014.

▪ Accessed child pornography with the intent to view it from Feb. 6, 2014, through April 5, 2014.

A magistrate judge on Tuesday ordered Brumfield held for federal marshals pending a detention hearing.

The trial is set on a court calendar that starts Oct. 3.

The case is assigned to Chief U.S. District Judge Louis Guirola Jr., with Assistant U.S. Attorney Andrea Jones prosecuting.

Robin Fitzgerald: 228-896-2307, @robincrimenews

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