D’Iberville man sentenced for downloading child porn on his cellphone

A D’Iberville man was sentenced to 10 years in prison for downloading and possessing child pornography.

Richard Joseph McIntyre, 42, was arrested in May 2017 following an Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force investigation, Attorney General Jim Hood said in a news release.

The investigation revealed that McIntyre was downloading images and videos of child porn to his cellphone.

Harrison County Circuit Court Judge Roger Clark sentenced him to 40 years in prison, with 10 years to serve and five years on supervised post-release supervision, according to the AG news release.

Along with his sentence, McIntyre has to pay $1,000 to the Crime Victims Fund, $1,000 to the Children’s Trust Fund and must register as a sex offender.

The case was prosecuted by Special Assistant Attorney General Brandon Ogburn of the AG’s Cybercrime Unit.

Britneé Davis is McClatchy’s South Region Digital Producer. The south region includes the Sun Herald, the Telegraph, and the Ledger-Enquirer.