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Brookhaven man arrested on child exploitation charge

A Brookhaven man was arrested on a charge of child exploitation Thursday by investigators with Attorney General Jim Hood’s cyber crime unit.

Danny Carlisle, 57, was arrested at his North Jackson Street home following an investigation of suspicious online activity, Communications Director Margaret Morgan said.

Investigators executed a search warrant at Carlisle’s home and he was arrested after the search, she said.

If convicted, Carlisle faces up to 40 years in prison. A charge is merely an accusation, and a defendant is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt in a court of law, Morgan said.

This case was investigated by the Mississippi Attorney General’s Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force, and it will be prosecuted by Special Assistant Attorney General Brandon Ogburn.

Danny Carlisle