- Associated Press - Thursday, February 4, 2016

HERNANDO, Miss. (AP) - A Horn Lake man has been sentenced to 20 years for child exploitation after investigators found him in possession of child pornography.

The Commercial Appeal reports (https://bit.ly/1KZRJS1) 57-year-old Kenath Dewayne Peal will serve five years with the remaining 15 years of his sentence under post-release supervision by the Mississippi Department of Corrections

He must also pay $1,000 to the Mississippi Children’s Trust Fund, $1,000 to the Mississippi Crime Victims Compensation Fund and must register as a sex offender.

Peal was sentenced after pleading guilty before DeSoto County Circuit Judge Robert P. Chamberlin Jr.

Peal was arrested Sept. 9 by investigators with the Attorney General’s Cyber Crime Unit and the DeSoto County Sheriff’s Department. Investigators found Peal had numerous images and videos of child pornography.

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Information from: The Commercial Appeal, https://www.commercialappeal.com

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