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      University of Southern Miss student indicted on child porn charges

      AUniversity of Southern Mississippi student arrested in October on suspicion ofchild porn has been formally charged in Hattiesburg.

      A federalgrand jury handed down the indictment charging 24 year old Miles McNairy with onecount of possession of child pornography involved in interstate commerce.

      The grandjury voted to indict McNairy for being in possession of a laptop computer that allegedlycontained explicit depictions of minors.

      McNairyhas been in custody pending trial after FBI agents arrested him Oct. 22.

      U.S.Magistrate Judge Michael T. Parker wrote in his detention order that McNairyposed a threat to the community, citing some 160 alleged illegal pornographicfiles on McNairy's computer alongside the suspect's purported admissions ofprevious sexual contact with minor relatives to FBI agents.

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