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East Saint Louis Man Sentenced to 216 Months in Prison for Child Pornography

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

St. Louis – Parris Guyton, 48, of East Saint Louis, IL, was sentenced to 216 months in prison for receipt of child pornography. Guyton appeared in federal court today before United States Judge Rodney W. Sippel.

On December 14, 2018, the North County Precinct of the St. Louis County, Missouri Police Department contacted the St. Louis Child Exploitation Task Force in reference to a sexual assault and production of child pornography. The victim, age 15, was taken to the St. Louis County, Missouri Police Headquarters by her parents. The victim identified Guyton as an individual who had sexual intercourse with her and subsequently attempted to have her prostituted.

Guyton began chatting with the victim through an online social media application (Tagged), in September 2018.  From September to December 2018, Guyton had numerous instances of sexual contact with the minor victim including instances that involved one or more adult persons and sexual contact involving force. During this time frame, Guyton successfully persuaded the minor victim to send him numerous videos showing the minor victim in various sexual poses and engaged in sexual activity. 

The Federal Bureau of Investigation, Saint Louis County Police Department and the Saint Louis Child Exploitation Task Force diligently investigated this case.  Assistant United States Attorney Dianna Collins prosecuted the case.  

Updated June 10, 2020

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