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St. Charles County Man Admits Child Pornography, Enticement Charges

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, Eastern District of Missouri

ST. LOUIS – A man from St. Charles County, Missouri faces at least 15 years in prison after admitting that he engaged in online sexual activity with three teens across the country.

Tristin M. Davis, 27, pleaded guilty to all six counts that he faced: three counts of coercion and enticement of a minor and three counts of receipt of child pornography.

The investigation began with multiple reports to authorities about Davis. It revealed that Davis had been communicating online with multiple minors in a sexual manner and exchanged pornographic images with them. Three juvenile victims have been identified fully by law enforcement.

Davis initially lied about his age when communicating with a 14-year-old girl in New York state, a 16-year-old Connecticut girl and a 15-year-old Tennessee girl. Davis received child pornography from all three victims and induced or persuaded them into engaging in sexually explicit conduct with him via social media. Davis used the screen name “muffinman130020” with the first two victims and “bacontaxi” with the third.

Davis is scheduled to be sentenced July 19. The coercion and enticement of a minor charge carries a mandatory minimum prison sentence of 10 years, and a maximum of life. The receipt of child pornography charges carries a term of five to 20 years in prison.

The St. Charles County Police Department and the FBI investigated the case.  Assistant U.S. Attorney Jillian Anderson is prosecuting the case.

This case was brought as part of Project Safe Childhood, a nationwide initiative to combat the growing epidemic of child sexual exploitation and abuse launched in May 2006 by the Department of Justice. Led by U.S. Attorneys’ Offices and the Department of Justice Criminal Division's Child Exploitation and Obscenity Section, Project Safe Childhood marshals federal, state and local resources to better locate, apprehend and prosecute individuals who exploit children via the Internet, as well as to identify and rescue victims. For more information about Project Safe Childhood, please visit


Robert Patrick, Public Affairs Officer,

Updated April 12, 2024

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