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Kirksville: Suspect pleads guilty to producing child porn

News release from the office of the US Attorney

St. Louis, MO: Glen William Ketterlinus entered a plea of guilty to federal child pornography charges, Acting United States Attorney Michael W. Reap, Adair County Prosecuting Attorney Mark Williams and Kirksville Police Chief Jim Hughes announced today.

Ketterlinus, 56, Kirksville, MO, plead guilty December 14, 2009, to four felony counts of production of child pornography.  Between January 2005 and May 2007, Ketterlinus videotaped a minor under the age of eighteen in sexually explicit conduct.  He appeared Monday, before United States District Judge Henry E. Autrey, who set sentencing for March 10, 2010.

Each count of production of child pornography carries a penalty range of fifteen to 30 years in prison and/or fines up to $250,000.

This case was brought as part of Project Safe Childhood, a nationwide initiative to combat the growing epidemic of child sexual exploitation and abuse launched in May 2006 by the Department of Justice. Led by United States Attorneys’ Offices and the Criminal Division's Child Exploitation and Obscenity Section (CEOS), Project Safe Childhood marshals federal, state and local resources to better locate, apprehend and prosecute individuals who exploit children via the Internet, as well as to identify and rescue victims. For more information about Project Safe Childhood, please visit www.projectsafechildhood.gov

Reap commended the work on the case by the Adair County Prosecuting Attorney, the Kirksville Police Department, Kirksville Regional Computer Crime Unit, Kirksville Office of the Federal Bureau of Investigation; and Assistant United States Attorney Allison Behrens, who is handling the case for the U.S. Attorney’s Office.

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