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Date: 06-01-2023

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United States of America v. Zane Michael Bonner

Case Number: 2:22-cr-00024

Judge: Kristi H. Johnson

Court: United States District Court for the Southern District of Mississippi (Forrest County)

Plaintiff's Attorney: United States Attorney’s Office in Hattiesburg

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Description: Hattiesburg, Mississippi criminal defense lawyer represented Defendant charged with possession of child pornography.

Zane Michael Bonner, 44, was found to be in possession of a cellular telephone at his rehabilitation center residence in Hattiesburg from which forensics recovered over 2,500 visual depictions of child sexual abuse material of minors engaging in sexually explicit conduct. Bonner had a previous conviction for possession of child pornography in the United States District Court for the Southern District of Alabama.

Bonner was indicted by a federal grand jury and pled guilty on January 10, 2023 to possession of child pornography.

The case was investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation with the assistance of the Mississippi Attorney General’s Cyber Crimes Division, and the Forest County Sheriff’s Office.

Assistant U.S. Attorney Andrea Jones prosecuted the case.

Outcome: Defendant was sentenced to 211 months in prison. In addition to his term of imprisonment, Bonner was ordered to pay $11,000 to victims and a $5,000 fine, as well as $5,000 under the Amy, Vicky, and Andy Child Pornography Victim Assistance Act.

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