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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



JANUARY 5, 2007

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE


PROJECT SAFE CHILDHOOD

KC RADIO DJ INDICTED FOR CHILD PORN


            KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Bradley J. Schlozman, United States Attorney for the Western District of Missouri, announced today a radio DJ at Mix 93.3 FM has been indicted by a federal grand jury for possessing and receiving child pornography over the Internet.


            Gregory D. Sage, 24, of Lee’s Summit, Mo., was charged in a five-count indictment returned under seal by a federal grand jury in Kansas City on Thursday, Jan. 4, 2007. That indictment was unsealed and made public today upon Sage’s arrest and initial court appearance. Sage, a DJ for Mix 93.3 FM radio station, also operates a business that sells photos of high school athletes from a Web site.


             Counts One through Four of the federal indictment allege that Sage received child pornography over the Internet between April 4 and Aug. 25, 2006.


             Count Five of the federal indictment alleges that Sage was in possession of child pornography on Sept. 1, 2006.


            Schlozman 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 Lee’s Summit, Mo., Police Department.


Project Safe Childhood

            This case is being brought as part of Project Safe Childhood. In February 2006, Attorney General Alberto R. Gonzales created 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

http://www.projectsafechildhood.gov


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