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lincoln county man pleads guilty to federal child pornography charges

July 9, 2013

St. Louis, MO - MATTHEW M. HANSEN pled guilty to charges of attempting to entice minor boys to engage in sexually explicit conduct for him to videotape between 2007 and 2012.

Hansen, Winfield, MO, pled guilty to eight felony counts of attempted production of child pornography before United States District Judge Jean C. Hamilton, in St. Louis.  Sentencing has been set for October 4, 2013.

Each count of attempted production of child pornography carries a penalty range of 15 to 30 years in prison and/or fines up to $250,000. In determining the actual sentences, a Judge is required to consider the U.S. Sentencing Guidelines, which provide recommended sentencing ranges.

            This case was investigated by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement's (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) and St. Charles County Cyber Crime Unit.  Assistant United States Attorney Rob Livergood is handling the case for the U.S. Attorney’s Office.

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