Berkeley, Missouri man pleads guilty to solicitation of child pornography
For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, Eastern District of Missouri
ST. LOUIS – Barry J. Parrott, 55, appeared before United States District Court Judge Sarah E. Pitlyk today and pled guilty to the offense of solicitation of child pornography. Judge Pitlyk set sentencing for May 18, 2022. This offense is punishable by imprisonment of not less than five years and not more than twenty years, a fine of not more than $250,000, and the Court shall also impose a period of supervised release.
According to the plea agreement, on or between April 21, 2021 and April 26, 2021, in the Eastern District of Missouri, Parrott communicated over the internet via social media and digital communications with an undercover law enforcement officer who the defendant believed to be a fifteen-year-old juvenile female. During the course of those communications, Parrott solicited the purported juvenile to send him a visual depiction of her fully nude and in the shower as well as an image that Parrott requested to be sexy. With these solicitations Parrott intended and was attempting to obtain one or more images of child pornography involving a lascivious display of the purported juvenile’s nude genitals. Parrott further sent the purported juvenile over the internet two videos depicting adult male genitalia.
Parrott solicited child pornography from the purported juvenile via the internet using his cellular telephone that was produced using materials that had been mailed, shipped and transported in interstate and foreign commerce.
This case was investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the St. Charles County Police Department and the Missouri Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force.
Updated February 16, 2022
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