Rochester Man Admits Possessing Videos of Child Sex Abuse
Rochester, MN (KROC-AM News) - A Rochester man is scheduled to be sentenced in late April for his conviction on child pornography charges.
32-year-old Dennis Michael Jackson Jr. today entered into a plea agreement and admitted to two counts of possession of pornographic work involving children under the age of 14. Two other counts of the same charge were dismissed.
The charges stemmed from an investigation that was launched last fall after Rochester Police received a cyber tip from a cloud messaging firm concerning videos of suspected child abuse material that were linked to an account under the name Dennis Jackson in Rochester, Minnesota. The investigation tied the files to a cell phone registered to Jackson.
The criminal complaint says investigators obtained a search warrant that was executed last August and led to the discovery of more than 20 videos depicting the sexual abuse of children as young as 3 years old. The court document says Jackson gave a statement to investigators and admitted he had been looking at child pornography for at least 6 years and had become "infatuated with it."
His plea agreement indicates he will likely receive a stayed prison sentence and be placed on probation.