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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Friday, February 19, 2016

Marion County Man Indicted on Child Pornography Charges

St. Louis, MO – Donald Ray Pafford, Hannibal, Missouri, was indicted for his alleged receipt of child pornography between December 30, 2015, and January 1, 2016.

If convicted, receipt of child pornography carries a penalty range of 15 to 40 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 the Kirksville Office of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the Hannibal Police Department and the Marion County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office. Assistant United States Attorney Rob Livergood is handling the case for the U.S. Attorney's Office.

As is always the case, charges set forth in an indictment are merely accusations and do not constitute proof of guilt.  Every defendant is presumed to be innocent unless and until proven guilty.

Topic: 
Project Safe Childhood
Updated February 22, 2016