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

Tuesday, December 12, 2017

Ralls County Man Sentenced on Child Pornography Charges

St. Louis, MO – William Cashel was sentenced today to 20 years in prison for production and receipt of child pornography between January 1, 2015 and August 28, 2015.


According to court documents, the defendant took pornographic pictures of a six-year-old girl. The photographs were located on his cell phone by law enforcement.  The defendant had also received child pornography via a social media application on his cell phone.


Cashel, 44, New London, MO, pled guilty in July to one felony count of production of child pornography and one count of receipt of child pornography.  He appeared today for sentencing in front of U.S. District Judge John Ross.


This case was investigated the New London Police Department, the Missouri Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force, and the Kirksville Office of the Federal Bureau of Investigation.  Assistant United States Attorney Colleen Lang is handling the case for the U.S. Attorney's Office.

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Updated December 12, 2017