Vicksburg Man Sentenced on Child Sexual Exploitation Charges
|U.S. Attorney’s Office August 18, 2010|
VICKSBURG, MS—John Thomas Crumpler, 32, of Vicksburg, was sentenced in federal court on Tuesday, August 17, to serve 15 years in federal prison followed by a lifetime of supervised release for production and possession of child pornography, U.S. Attorney Donald R. Burkhalter announced. U.S. District Judge David Bramlette also ordered Crumpler to pay a fine of $1,500 and to participate in a treatment program for sex offenders during incarceration and, upon release, register as a sex offender.
Crumpler was arrested on January 28, 2010. He was indicted by a federal grand jury on March 2, 2010, and subsequently pled guilty May 25, 2010, to production and possession of child pornography.
The undisputed facts offered at the plea explained that Crumpler surreptitiously filmed sexually graphic images of underaged children on his cell phone and transferred those images to his computer. Although not proven as part of this case, those images appeared on the computer of Brian Blake Neihaus, who was also sentenced on August 17 on charges of child exploitation. The Neihaus images led investigators back to Crumpler.
This case was the result of a joint investigation by the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Warren County Sheriff’s Office.