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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Wednesday, December 8, 2021

Judge sentences former St. Louis resident for possession of child pornography

ST. LOUIS – Mark R. Driscoll of Hayden, Idaho appeared before United States District Court Judge Sarah E. Pitlyk on today’s date. Driscoll pleaded guilty and was sentenced to 60 months in federal prison to be followed by a lifetime of supervised release for possession of child pornography. Driscoll was previously indicted by a federal grand jury on March 3, 2021.

According to the plea agreement, on or about March 4, 2017, Driscoll, utilizing a peer-to-peer program, distributed at least one video file containing child pornography to an investigative detective with the St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department.

A search warrant was obtained by law enforcement for Driscoll’s residence and executed on June 22, 2017. Electronic items belonging to the Driscoll were seized into evidence. An examination of the seized items revealed Driscoll possessed on various electronics over fourteen hundred images and over twenty videos of minors engaged in a lascivious display of their genitals and/or engaged in sexual acts which he had downloaded from the internet via computers and electronic devices.

This case was investigated by an FBI St. Louis Child Exploitation and Human Trafficking Task Force member from the St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department.

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Project Safe Childhood
Updated December 9, 2021