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Turner v. State

Court of Appeals of Mississippi

December 4, 2018

JEFFORY CHAD TURNER A/K/A JEFFORY C. TURNER A/K/A JEFFORY TURNER APPELLANT
v.
STATE OF MISSISSIPPI APPELLEE

          DATE OF JUDGMENT: 06/15/2017

          COURT FROM WHICH APPEALED: DESOTO COUNTY CIRCUIT COURT, HON. CELESTE EMBREY WILSON JUDGE

          ATTORNEY FOR APPELLANT: OFFICE OF STATE PUBLIC DEFENDER BY: HUNTER NOLAN AIKENS

          ATTORNEY FOR APPELLEE: OFFICE OF THE ATTORNEY GENERAL BY: JOSEPH SCOTT HEMLEBEN

          DISTRICT ATTORNEY: JOHN W. CHAMPION

          BEFORE IRVING, P.J., CARLTON AND FAIR, JJ.

          FAIR, J.

         ¶1. On April 19, 2017, following a jury trial, Jeffory Chad Turner was convicted of child exploitation, in violation of Mississippi Code Annotated section 97-5-33 (Rev. 2014), and sentenced to seventeen years in the custody of the Mississippi Department of Corrections with seven years to serve, followed by ten years of post-release supervision. Turner appeals. For the following reasons, we affirm.

         FACTS

         ¶2. On September 29, 2015, Detective Brannon Rushing, of the Southaven Police Department, placed an online advertisement in the personals section of the Memphis Craigslist website[1] (Craigslist), in furtherance of an online investigation. At the time, Detective Rushing was assigned to the Mississippi Attorney General's Office's Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force (task force). The task force was created to help State and local law enforcement agencies respond to offenders who use the internet, online communication systems, or other computer technology to sexually exploit children. The task force requires training, which Detective Rushing received.

         ¶3. The online advertisement posted at 9:18 a.m. was titled "Curious in the Haven-m4m[2] (Southhaven)," and read, "Hi. I am an attractive younger guy who has only been with girls. I am curious about the lifestyle and can host today until 5. HMU."[3] At 10:21 a.m., Turner responded to the post, sending the following communication: "Sounds like fun! Would love to help you learn."

         ¶4. Over about a two-hour period, the following conversation occurred between Detective Rushing posing as Timothy, a fifteen-year-old, and Turner:

Timothy 10:24 a.m.: Man, I am nervous about the whole thing because I have only been with a girl and I have no idea what to do. I know that I do not want my friends to know about this!
Turner 10:28 a.m.: I understand! I'm not out and no one knows about me doing it either. We can make sure that no one knows.
Timothy 10:32 a.m.: I have limited time that I can do it because I skipped classes today and I have the house to myself until this evening. I wouldn't even know how to start though. LOL[4]
Turner 10:50 a.m.: We just start by sitting and talking and let things develop from there.
Timothy 10:57 a.m.: Well my parents won't be home until late this evening. They don't know I skipped school. Its not like I am that young though, I will turn 16 in January. I am just nervously that I won't like it and someone will be too pushy.
Turner 11:04 a.m.: I can assure you I won't go any further than you want to go. I'm a laid back guy.
Timothy 11:07 a.m.: Cool. You think you could come over today? I don't normally have the house to myself without my parents. What are your stats.
Turner 11:10 a.m.: Yeah. I can head over now if you want.
Turner 11:11 a.m.: I'm white, 27, 5'10", brown hair, glasses. ...

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