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NEWS RELEASE

OFFICE OF THE UNITED STATES ATTORNEY

WESTERN DISTRICT OF MISSOURI


JOHN F. WOOD


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


DECEMBER 4, 2007

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE


PROJECT SAFE CHILDHOOD


MILAN MAN INDICTED FOR CHILD PORNOGRAPHY


            KANSAS CITY, Mo. – John F. Wood, United States Attorney for the Western District of Missouri, announced that a Milan, Mo., man was indicted by a federal grand jury today for producing and possessing child pornography.


            Carol Danny Phillips, 54, of Milan, was charged in a three-count indictment returned by a federal grand jury in Kansas City.


            Today’s indictment alleges that Phillips used a minor, identified as Jane Doe, to produce child pornography on Sept. 3, 2003. The indictment also alleges that Phillips was in possession of child pornography on Sept. 13, 2007, and between Sept. 14 and 20, 2007.


            Wood cautioned that the charges contained in this indictment 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.


            This case is being prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Katharine Fincham. It was investigated by the Sullivan County, Mo., Sheriff’s Department, the Missouri State Highway Patrol and the Federal Bureau of Investigation.


Project Safe Childhood


            This case is being brought as part of 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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