A Philadelphia man was sentenced to 40 years in prison after pleading guilty to one count of child exploitation Monday.
Edwin Jay Bradford, 43, pleaded guilty in Scott County Circuit Court to one count of child exploitation.
Judge Christopher A. Collins sentenced Bradford to 40 years in prison with 30 of those years suspended, leaving 10 years to serve.
Bradford was ordered to pay $1,000 to the Mississippi Children’s Trust Fund and $1,000 to the Mississippi Crime Victim Compensation Fund. He must register as a sex offender.
Bradford was arrested last August in Forest by investigators with the Attorney General’s Cyber Crime Unit with assistance of the Scott County Sheriff’s Office and the Sebastopol Police Department.