Marion County Man Sentenced on Federal Child Pornography Charges
St. Louis, MO – Patrick Darrell Smith, 35, Hannibal, MO, was sentenced to 30 years in prison on charges of producing child pornography.
According to court documents, in August 2016 Smith took sexually explicit videos of his girlfriend’s minor daughter. After discovering the videos on Smith’s cell phone, the girlfriend called police who obtained a search warrant for the phone. Located on the phone was an app called “Smart Calculator Gallery Lock” which was disguised to look like a calculator but was actually an app to store photos or videos.
Smith pled guilty in June to two felony counts of production of child pornography and appeared today for sentencing before United States District Judge Henry Autrey.
This case was investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation. Assistant United States Attorney Rob Livergood handled the case for the U.S. Attorney’s Office.