DeSoto County man charged with possessing child porn

DESOTO COUNTY, Miss. — Detectives with the Desoto County Sheriff’s Department say they found a man in possession of child pornography during a search.

David Keith Rushing was arrested and charged with possession of child exploitation material.

A search warrant executed Sept. 5 as part of an Internet Crimes Against Children investigation after the material was allegedly downloaded, resulted in the seizure of multiple electronic devices, authorities said.

"I'm angry. I'm sad. I'm concerned," Rushing's neighbor, a mother of two, said. "If he's looking at child porn, what happens if my child is out here playing or another neighbor's child is outside? What is he gonna do?"

The Olive Branch woman has children, 11 and 15-years-old, and several neighbors nearby have babies and toddlers.

"I asked one of the officers, do I need to be concerned. He said, 'No. You have nothing to worry about.' And he turned around and walked off. I know he can't give any information, but I really do have something to be concerned about if there's child pornography in my neighborhood," she said.

Rushing was released on a $60,000.00 bond.

We went to get his side of the story. He came to the door but didn't open it.

Neighbors are upset he's already back home.

"That concern me that he did it so quickly, and has gone on with his life as if nothing happened. Nothing in his life, so it seems, on the outside has changed," a neighbor said.