News and Press Releases

project safe childhood

three men indicted for child porn

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
October 4, 2012

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. – David M. Ketchmark, Acting United States Attorney for the Western District of Missouri, announced today that three southern Missouri men have been indicted, in separate and unrelated cases, for receiving and distributing child pornography over the Internet.

Rodney Russell

Rodney Russell, 40, of Joplin, was charged in an indictment returned by a federal grand jury in Springfield, Mo., on Wednesday, Oct. 3, 2012. The federal indictment charges Russell with receiving and distributing child pornography over the Internet between Oct. 4 and Dec. 21, 2011.

This case is being prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney James J. Kelleher. It was investigated by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement's (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations and the Southwest Missouri Cyber Crimes Task Force.

Leland Wallace Crull

Leland Wallace Crull, 43, of Bolivar, Mo., was charged in an indictment returned by a federal grand jury in Springfield, Mo., on Wednesday, Oct. 3, 2012. The federal indictment charges Crull with receiving and distributing child pornography over the Internet between April 28 and Aug. 9, 2012.

This case is being prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney James J. Kelleher. It was investigated by the Southwest Missouri Cyber Crimes Task Force and the Polk County, Mo., Sheriff’s Department.

Emilio Haro

Emilio Haro, 29, of Buffalo, Mo., was charged in an indictment returned by a federal grand jury in Springfield, Mo., on Wednesday, Oct. 3, 2012. The federal indictment charges Haro with receiving and distributing child pornography over the Internet between June 20 and Aug. 30, 2012.

This case is being prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney James J. Kelleher. It was investigated by the Southwest Missouri Cyber Crimes Task Force, the Republic, Mo., Police Department and the Nixa, Mo., Police Department.

Ketchmark 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.

Return to Top

Stay Connected: Visit us on Facebook or Twitter

Facebook Twitter
Justice 101
Victim Witness Assistance

Making sure that victims of federal crimes are treated with compassion, fairness and respect.

Law Enforcement Coordinating Committee

Training and seminars for federal, state, and local law enforcement agencies.

Project Safe Childhood

Help us combat the proliferation of sexual exploitation crimes against children.

Project Ceasefire

Our commitment to reducing gun crime in America.

Red Ribbon Week October 23-31
Community Outreach

Giving Back to the Community through a variety of venues & initatives.

Weed and Seed

Read about our programs to "Weed" out crime and "Seed" positive resources

::-->