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Des Peres Man Pleads Guilty to Production of Child Pornography Charges

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, Eastern District of Missouri

St. Louis, MO – William Timothy Hopmeier, 48, of Des Peres, pled guilty to two counts of Production of Child Pornography.  Hopmeier appeared before United States District Judge Audrey G. Fleissig and set sentencing for October 23, 2019.

According to court documents, from June 2017 to January 31, 2018, Hopmeier and co-defendant Kayla Bridges used a cell phone to video record two minor females engaging in sexually explicit conduct on several occasions.

Hopmeier faces a mandatory minimum term of imprisonment of at least 15 years.  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 the St. Louis County Police Department and the Federal Bureau of Investigation.  Assistant U.S. Attorney Rob Livergood is handling the case for the U.S. Attorney’s Office.


Updated July 12, 2019

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