$100K for man accused of exploiting senator's wife

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Associated Press

Posted on May 19, 2014 at 4:06 AM

Updated Monday, May 19 at 10:05 AM

A judge in Mississippi has kept bond at $100,000 for a conservative Mississippi blogger who is accused of photographing the bedridden wife of Republican U.S. Sen. Thad Cochran without permission.

Madison Assistant Police Chief Robert Sanders says the judge scheduled a preliminary hearing Thursday for 28-year-old Clayton Kelly.

Kelly was arrested Friday on a charge of exploiting a vulnerable adult. He's accused of using an image of Cochran's wife in an online video.

An attorney for Kelly, Kevin Camp, said Sunday that Kelly voluntarily took down the video about 90 minutes after uploading it. He says the photo was taken through an open door, not in Rose Cochran's room.

State Sen. Chris McDaniel is challenging Cochran in a GOP primary. McDaniel says he does not have any ties to Kelly.

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