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lincoln county man sentenced on federal child pornography charges

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
November 7, 2013

St. Louis, MO – MATTHEW M. HANSEN was sentenced to 20 years in prison on charges of attempting to entice minor boys to engage in sexually explicit conduct for him to videotape between 2007 and 2012.

According to court documents, Hansen was an elementary teacher at the Fort Zumwalt School District, a volunteer fireman and a camp counselor for the school district’s fifth grade camps.  Investigation revealed that Hansen video recorded over 75 minor boys under the age of twelve undressing to take showers at the camps.

Hansen, Winfield, Missouri, pled guilty in July to eight felony counts of attempted production of child pornography. He appeared today in St. Louis before United States District Judge Jean C. Hamilton for sentencing. 

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 handled the case for the U.S. Attorney's Office.

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