Former Jackson Public School Band Volunteer Sentenced to 40 Years for Producing Child Pornography | USAO-SDMS
Jackson, Mississippi – A Jackson man has been sentenced to 40 years in federal prison for producing child pornography involving minors he met while volunteering with various groups at Jackson Public School, the U.S. prosecutor said by Acting Darren J. LaMarca and Special Agent in Charge Jermicha Fomby of the Mississippi Federal Bureau of Investigation.
According to court documents, Jerrell Lea’Shun Jackson, 34, used his association with Jackson State University Sonic Boom to lure unsuspecting minors into his apartment and the bus station for sexually explicit driving and filming. Jackson preyed on the most vulnerable children by fixing their band’s instruments, walking them home after band rehearsals, and buying them food.
Jackson pleaded guilty on June 14, 2021, to producing child pornography.
The case was investigated by the Jackson Federal Bureau of Investigation Child Exploitation and Human Trafficking Task Force, the Mississippi Attorney General’s Office, and the Jackson Public School Campus Enforcement. .
Assistant U.S. Attorney Glenda R. Haynes continued the case.
This case was brought within the framework of the Safe Childhood Project, a national initiative launched in May 2006 by the Department of Justice to combat the growing epidemic of child sexual exploitation and abuse. Led by the United States Prosecutor’s Offices and the Child Exploitation and Obscenity Section of the Criminal Division, Project Safe Childhood brings together federal, state and local resources to locate, apprehend and prosecute those who sexually exploit children, and to identify and rescue victims. For more information on the Safe Childhood Project, please visit www.usdoj.gov/psc.