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

Friday, September 20, 2013

Local Man Pleads Guilty To Federal Child Pornography Charges

St. Louis, MO – MICHAEL FLOERCHINGER pled guilty late Thursday afternoon to possession of child pornography, after three days of trial before United States District Judge Henry Autrey.

Floerchinger, St. Louis, MO, pled guilty to one felony count of possession of child pornography. Judge Autrey set sentencing for December 9, 2013.

Possession of child pornography carries a maximum penalty of 10 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.

This case was investigated by the Special Investigations Unit of St Louis County Police Department, the Regional Computer Crime Education and Enforcement Group (RCCEEG) and Investigator Donya Jackson of the U.S. Attorney’s Office.  Assistant United States Attorney’s Matthew Drake and Erin Granger are handling the case for the U.S. Attorney’s Office.

Updated March 19, 2015