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Eastern District of Missouri

Thursday, February 13, 2014

Poplar Bluff Man Sentenced To 50 Years On Child Pornography Charges

St. Louis, MO – SAMUEL GONZALES, Poplar, Bluff, MO, was sentenced to 600 months in prison Thursday afternoon by United States District Judge Carol E. Jackson, in St. Louis.

According to court documents, between January 2011 and January 2013, Gonzales video recorded himself performing sexual acts on a 9-year-old girl.  Also, between January 2011 and January 2013, Gonzales attempted to receive child pornography over his telephone by requesting a 13-year-old girl to send him naked images of herself.

Gonzales pled guilty in November to one felony count each of production and attempted receipt of child pornography. 

The case was investigated by Donya Jackson of the U.S. Attorney’s Office, FBI, Poplar Bluff Police Department and Jefferson County Sheriff’s Department.  Assistant United States Attorney Erin Granger handled the case for the U.S. Attorney’s Office.

Updated March 19, 2015