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Florissant Man Sentenced to 8 Years in Prison for Possessing Child Pornography

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

ST. LOUIS – U.S. District Judge Sarah E. Pitlyk on Wednesday sentenced a man who possessed more than 1,700 images containing child sexual abuse material to eight years in prison.     

Sheldon S. Dokes, now 31, uploaded files containing child pornography in March and April of 2022 from his mother’s home in Florissant, Missouri, using the screen name “Sin Frost.” Dokes told investigators that he first viewed child sexual abuse material in a group chat on the Kik app.

Dokes possessed over 1,700 unique images and two unique videos containing child pornography on his phone. Dokes had three images containing child pornography on his Instagram account and another three on his Facebook Messenger account as attachments to messages. Dokes received four images containing child sexual abuse material and distributed two images to others via Kik Messenger.

Dokes pleaded guilty in December to one count of possession of child pornography. 

Judge Pitlyk ordered the sentence to run consecutive to the four years Dokes is serving after he was convicted in two gun cases in St. Louis County Circuit Court.

The FBI and the St. Louis County Police Department investigated the case. Assistant U.S. Attorney Jillian Anderson prosecuted the case.

This case was brought as part of Project Safe Childhood, a nationwide initiative to combat the growing epidemic of child sexual exploitation and abuse launched in May 2006 by the Department of Justice. Led by U.S. Attorneys’ Offices and the Department of Justice Criminal Division's Child Exploitation and Obscenity Section, Project Safe Childhood marshals federal, state and local resources to better locate, apprehend and prosecute individuals who exploit children via the Internet, as well as to identify and rescue victims. For more information about Project Safe Childhood, please visit


Robert Patrick, Public Affairs Officer,

Updated April 3, 2024

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