Diamondhead man found guilty after possessing over 90,000 images and videos of child pornography

GULFPORT, Miss. (WXXV) – After a five-day trial, a federal jury on Friday found Taryn Goin Naidoo, 41, of Diamondhead, guilty of three counts of possession of images of minors engaging in sexually explicit conduct.

“I applaud our prosecutors and law enforcement partners for taking this criminal off our streets and making all of our kids a little safer today. This guilty verdict should serve as a warning to others who possess or peddle in this garbage – we are coming after you, we will find you, and you will go to prison. We will continue to do everything within our power to protect the least among us,” said U.S. Attorney Mike Hurst.

From July 2017 through October 2018, U. S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) conducted an investigation with the Hancock County Sheriff’s Office and the Diamondhead Police Department.

The investigation resulted in the seizure and forensic examination of multiple electronic devices found at Naidoo’s residence, to include Micro SD cards, laptop computers, notepads or tablets, and hard drives.

The evidence found on the electronic devices and the timeline of that evidence proved Naidoo knowingly possessed over 90,000 images and videos of minors engaging in sexually explicit conduct, to include images of minors who had not attained 12 years of age.

Naidoo will be sentenced by before Senior U.S. District Judge Louis Guirola, Jr. on April 8, 2020, at 10:00 a.m.  He faces a maximum penalty of 20 years in prison and $250,000 fine on each count.

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