Crime

Man facing sex crime charges hit with another felony charge (Updated 2:15 p.m.)

JACKSON COUNTY -- A Vancleave man already facing sex crimes charges is now facing an additional charge of possession of child pornography, Sheriff Mike Byrd said minutes ago.

"The detectives seized his computer and it's just been confirmed the child pornography is on there," Byrd said.

Derek Lane Christopher, 26, of Vancleave is now facing three felony charges, one each for sexual battery, child molestation and the added child pornography charge.

The Sun Herald updates this story in Wednesday's edition.

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