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LOWNDES COUNTY, Miss. — On September 19, 2013 Lowndes County Sheriff Mike Arledge released information relative to the arrest of 26-year-old Robert Alton Ming of 139 Beck Drive Columbus, Ms. on a felony charge of Exploitation of a Child.

According to Sheriff Mike Arledge, on September 12, 2013, the sheriff’s department received a lead from the Jackson office of the Federal Bureau of Investigation regarding an individual downloading files of Child Pornography. On September 18, 2013 a search warrant was executed at the residence of Robert Alton Ming, a laptop computer, cell phones and other memory devices were seized. Ming was arrested and charged with one count of Exploitation of a Child. Ming is currently on probation with the Mississippi Department of Corrections for a 2009 conviction in Louisiana of Unlawful Carnal Knowledge of a Juvenile. Ming could also face additional charges as well as Federal charges.

According to Sheriff Arledge, Ming was placed into custody at the Lowndes County Adult Detention Center and is currently awaiting an initial appearance where a bond will be set.

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