BRUNSWICK, GA: A Camden County man and woman face significant fines following their arrest on child abuse charges.
Michael Williams Kersey, 43, of St. Mary’s, Georgia, and Lesley M. Henry, 45, of Kingsland, Georgia, are each facing federal complaints of child pornography distribution and possession of child pornography, said David H. Estes, acting U.S. District Attorney for the Southern District of Georgia. The dissemination of child pornography carries a legal sentence of up to 20 years with substantial fines and a supervised release after every prison sentence.
There is no parole in the federal system.
“Our law enforcement partners are continuing their outstanding work in identifying and intercepting suspected child exploitation activity,” said Acting US Attorney Estes. “We will continue to relentlessly protect our weakest citizens.”
Both defendants are in custody after preliminary hearings before US District Court Judge Benjamin W. Cheesbro. The cases are still being investigated.
Criminal charges contain only charges; The defendants are presumed innocent until proven guilty.
Anyone with information about suspected sexual exploitation of children can contact the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children at 800-843-5678 or https://report.cybertip.org/.
The cases are being investigated by the FBI, Naval Criminal Investigative Service / Kings Bay, Camden County Sheriff’s Office, St. Marys Police Department, and Kingsland Police Department, and are being prosecuted for the United States by U.S. Assistant Attorney Tania D. Groover.