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U.S. Attorney’s Office
Eastern District of Missouri

Tuesday, January 31, 2017

Bland, Missouri Man Sentenced on Federal Child Pornography Charges

St. Louis, MO – George Patterson, Bland, MO, was sentenced to 121 months in prison on charges of possession of child pornography.


According to court documents, in December 2015 and January 2016, the Missouri Internet Crimes Against Children (MOICAC) Task Force received a tip that an email address, later found to belong to George Patterson, uploaded suspected child pornography images to a Google Plus photos account. On April 27, 2016, a federal search warrant was executed in Bland, Missouri. On scene forensics of Patterson’s cell phone revealed approximately 3,000 images of child pornography and child erotica.


Patterson pled guilty in November to one felony count of possession of child pornography. He appeared today for sentencing before United States District Judge Catherine D. Perry.


This case was investigated by the Missouri Internet Crimes Against Children (MOICAC) Task Force and the Federal Bureau of Investigation. Assistant United States Attorney Rob Livergood handled the case for the U.S. Attorney’s Office.

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Updated February 1, 2017