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NEWS RELEASE

OFFICE OF THE UNITED STATES ATTORNEY

WESTERN DISTRICT OF MISSOURI


BRADLEY J. SCHLOZMAN



Contact Don Ledford, Public Affairs ● (816) 426-4220 ● 400 East Ninth Street, Room 5510 ● Kansas City, MO 64106

www.usdoj.gov/usao/mow/index.html



APRIL 4, 2007

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE


PROJECT SAFE CHILDHOOD

LEE’S SUMMIT MAN INDICTED FOR CHILD PORN,

ILLEGALLY POSSESSING AMMUNITION


            KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Bradley J. Schlozman, United States Attorney for the Western District of Missouri, announced that a Lee’s Summit, Mo., man was indicted by a federal grand jury today for possessing child pornography and, in a separate indictment, for illegally possessing ammunition.


             Jeffrey Dewain Dueker, 38, of Lee’s Summit, was charged in an two-count indictment and in a second single-count indictment, both returned by a federal grand jury in Kansas City.


Child Pornography


             Counts One and Two of the federal indictment allege that Dueker was in possession of child pornography on Jan. 21, 2007, and on Jan. 26, 2007.


Illegal Ammunition


             Today’s indictment alleges that Dueker, having been convicted of a felony crime, was in possession of multiple .22-caliber bullets on Jan. 26, 2007.


             Under federal law, Schlozman explained, it is illegal for anyone who has been convicted of a felony to be in possession of any firearm or ammunition.


            Schlozman cautioned that the charges contained in these indictments are simply accusations, and not evidence of guilt. Evidence supporting the charges must be presented to a federal trial jury, whose duty is to determine guilt or innocence.


            These cases are being prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Katharine Fincham. They were investigated by the Lee’s Summit, Mo., Police Department and the Federal Bureau of Investigation.


Project Safe Childhood

This case is being brought as part of Project Safe Childhood. In February 2006, Attorney General Alberto R. Gonzales launched Project Safe Childhood, a nationwide initiative designed to protect children from online exploitation and abuse. Led by the United States Attorneys Offices, Project Safe Childhood marshals federal, state and local resources to better locate, apprehend, and prosecute individuals who exploit children via the Internet, as well as identify and rescue victims. For more information about Project Safe Childhood, please visit www.projectsafechildhood.gov/.


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