Elderly Mississippi man gets 40 years for making 10-year-old girl pose for sexually explicit photos

Published 7:59 am Friday, August 30, 2019

A 71-year-old Mississippi man has been sentenced to 40 years in prison for forcing a 10-year-old to put on makeup and pose sexually while he photographed her.

Citing a prosecutor statement, news outlets report Homer Creel also was sentenced to pay $50,000 per count fine and $1,000 to the Mississippi Children’s Trust Fund and to register as a sex offender.

District Attorney Angel Myers-McIlrath says in the statement that Creel pleaded guilty this month to eight counts of child exploitation.

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She says his sentence in this case will run consecutively with one he’s serving in Perry County on charges of being a felon in possession of a firearm.

Myers-McIlrath says the victim “showed enormous courage and bravery” by reporting the abuse.