Crime

Gulfport man arrested on 2 charges after police investigate molestation of child

Edward Lionel Gilman
Edward Lionel Gilman

A Gulfport man under investigation in a child molestation complaint was found with pornographic images of sexually explicit acts with a child, police said.

Patrol officers had responded to a complaint of molestation on March 28, which is when a police detective began investigating, Sgt. Clayton Fulks said.

Police arrested Edward Lionel Gilman, 30, on Thursday. He faces charges of touching a child for lustful purposes and possession of child pornography.

The victim is a child he knows, Fulks said, but declined to give the child's sex and age.

Gilman was booked at the Harrison County jail on bonds that total $150,000.

Judge Brandon Ladner set bond on the touching charge at $100,000.

Judge Melvin Ray later set a $50,000 bond on the child porn charge.

Robin Fitzgerald, 228-896-2307, @robincrimenews
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