Wiggins man sentenced to five years in prison for transportation of child pornography

A Wiggins man was sentenced in U.S. District Court in Hattiesburg to serve 5 years in federal prison, followed by 20 years of supervised release, for transporting visual depictions of minors engaging in sexually explicit conduct.

Restitution to the victims was also ordered.

According to court documents, Charles Ezekiel Spangler, 38, was identified by the FBI when they received information from the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children that he uploaded pictures of minors engaging in sexually explicit conduct via the internet to his Tumblr account in June of 2018.

Spangler was indicted by a federal grand jury and he pled guilty on December 2, 2021.

The case was investigated by the FBI with the assistance of the Mississippi Attorney General’s Cyber Crimes Division.

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