Bridgeton Man Pleads Guilty to Possession of Child Pornography Charges
St. Louis, MO – Matthew Gregory, 34, of Bridgeton, MO, pled guilty to one felony count of Possession and Accessing with the Intent to View Child Pornography. Gregory appeared before United States District Judge Henry Autrey and set sentencing for July 16, 2019.
According to court documents, on January 25, 2017, while at Southeast Missouri Behavioral Health, Inc., Gregory purchased a cell phone and used the Internet with his cell phone to access child pornography to view more than 600 images of child pornography. He admitted searching and viewing child pornography on a chat website where pornography was exchanged.
Gregory faces a minimum penalty of 10 years and a maximum penalty of 20 years in prison and/or fines up to $250,000. In determining the actual sentences, a judge is required to consider the U.S. Sentencing Guidelines, which provide recommended sentencing ranges.
The case was investigated by SA John “Mark” Burbridge of the Federal Bureau of Investigation. Assistant U.S. Attorney Rob Livergood is handling the case for the U.S. Attorney’s Office.