Freeburg man sentenced for sex with 13-year-old girls, child porn

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by KMOV.com Staff

KMOV.com

Posted on February 5, 2013 at 10:41 PM

Updated Tuesday, Feb 5 at 11:01 PM

(KMOV.com) -- A Freeburg man accused of having sex with two 13-year-old girls along with having numerous images of child pornography was sentenced to 25 years in prison on Monday.

According to court documents, 35-year-old Clayton Collins began communicating with the girls through Facebook and MyYearbook.com (which now operates under a different name). He then reportedly used the website and text messages to get the girls to have sex with him.

While court documents list two victims, US Attorney Stephen Wigginton says there are four that he knows of. 

Authorities said Collins had sex with at least one girl on four separate occasions between September 28, 2011 and October 16, 2011.

During a forensic examination of Collins’ computer, authorities found numerous images containing child pornography. The images included 101 pictures of another 13-year-old female engaging in sexually explicit conduct with Collins, who she had also met through a social networking website.

The images had been transported and received through his phone and computer. Additional files recovered from Collins’ computer included numerous video and image files containing depictions of beastiality.

In order to get the girls to send nude photos of themselves, Collins reportedly berated them; calling them names or threatening to expose them.

According to a financial affidavit, Collins is unemployed and divorced.

He’s sentenced to 25 years in prison. The earliest he could be released is after serving 85 percent of his sentence, more than 21 years.

Following his prison sentence, Collins will be on federal supervised release for the remainder of his life. He will also be required to register as a sex offender.

 

 

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