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Franklin County man indicted on child pornography charges

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Daniel Avetta is charged with producing child pornography in Franklin County, Missouri. (Credit: Franklin County Sherrif's Office) Daniel Avetta is charged with producing child pornography in Franklin County, Missouri. (Credit: Franklin County Sherrif's Office)
FRANKLIN COUNTY, Mo. (KMOV.com) -

A 27-year-old Catawissa man identified as Daniel Avetta was arrested on a federal indictment for 4 counts of production of child pornography, 6 counts of receipt of child pornography and 2 counts of enticement of a minor.

The indictment comes after a investigation that has been going on since March. According to police, Avetta was using the alias “Jessica Gable” online to meet his victims: children under the age of 17.

Police say Avetta would engage in conversations with the victims and ask for them to send nude photographs.

Investigators discovered several victims in Franklin, Gasconade, Maries, Jefferson, St. Francois, Iron and Washington Counties who had contacted Avetta through his fake profile.

If any parent believes their child has been in contact with this profile, please contact the Franklin County Sherrif’s Office.

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