MS Man Loses Appeal in Child Porn Case
A federal appeals court panel has upheld a conviction in a child pornography case from Mississippi.
Robert Warren Triplett Jr. was sentenced in 2011 to ten years in federal prison for possession of child pornography.
Triplett pleaded guilty in 2010 to one count of possession of child pornography.
Triplett was arrested in October 2009 after investigators found explicit photos of minor children on a computer obtained from his home. The computer was examined during an investigation into the September 2009 disappearance of Triplett's 21-year-old stepdaughter.
A three-judge panel of the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals rejected Triplett's argument that search warrants used to seize his computers and other evidence did not spell out what authorities hoped to find. He said anything seized could not therefore be used against him.