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golden man sentenced to 35 years for producing child porn, possessing counterfeit currency

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
September 19, 2012

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. B David M. Ketchmark, Acting United States Attorney for the Western District of Missouri, announced that a Golden, Mo., man was sentenced in federal court today for producing child pornography and possessing counterfeit currency.

Timothy C. Stringer, 35, of Golden, was sentenced by U.S. District Judge Greg Kays to 35 years in federal prison without parole. Stringer was sentenced to 30 years in prison for the sexual exploitation of a minor, which is the statutory maximum penalty, and five years in prison for possessing counterfeit currency, with the court ordering those sentences be served consecutively.

On April 23, 2012, Stringer pleaded guilty to using a 15-year-old minor to produce child pornography. Stringer admitted that he took pornographic photos of the minor with two cell phones and a digital camera between Feb. 6 and June 14, 2010. The images produced by the cell phones and camera included photos of Stringer and the minor engaged in sex.

On April 17, 2012, Stringer pleaded guilty to possessing nine counterfeit $100 bills.

This case was prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Randall D. Eggert. It was investigated by the U.S. Secret Service Administration, the Missouri State Highway Patrol, the Barry County, Mo., Sheriff’s Department and the Cassville, Mo., Police Department.

Project Safe Childhood

This case was brought as part of Project Safe Childhood, a nationwide initiative launched in May 2006 by the Department of Justice to combat the growing epidemic of child sexual exploitation and abuse. Led by the United States Attorneys' Offices and the Criminal Division's Child Exploitation and Obscenity Section, Project Safe Childhood marshals federal, state, and local resources to locate, apprehend, and prosecute individuals who sexually exploit children, and to identify and rescue victims. For more information about Project Safe Childhood, please visit www.usdoj.gov/psc.  For more information about Internet safety education, please visit www.usdoj.gov/psc and click on the tab "resources."

 

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