OFFICE OF THE UNITED STATES ATTORNEY
WESTERN DISTRICT OF MISSOURI
MATT J. WHITWORTH
Contact Don Ledford, Public Affairs ● (816) 426-4220 ● 400 East Ninth Street, Room 5510 ● Kansas City, MO 64106
SEPTEMBER 9, 2009
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
RETIRED SCHOOL TEACHER, CONVICTED SEX OFFENDER
SENTENCED FOR CHILD PORNOGRAPHY
KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Matt J. Whitworth, Acting United States Attorney for the Western District of Missouri, announced that a retired elementary school teacher with a prior sex conviction was sentenced in federal court today for possessing child pornography.
David R. Davies, 55, of Independence, Mo., was sentenced by U.S. District Judge Scott O. Wright this morning to 10 years in federal prison without parole.
Davies was an elementary school teacher in Brush, Colo. Davies, who was convicted of possessing child pornography in Colorado, had been placed on probation on June 20, 2007. Davies was living in Independence while on probation at the time of the federal offense.
On March 19, 2009, Davies pleaded guilty to possessing child pornography. Independence police officers discovered more than 20 images of child pornography on Davies’ computer zip disks.
This case is being prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Matt Hiller. It was investigated by the Independence, Mo., Police Department.
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