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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Wednesday, August 14, 2019

St. Louis County Man Sentenced to 10 years for Possession of Child Pornography

St. Louis, MO – Rodney Grant Sullivan, 55, St. Louis, MO, was sentenced to 10 years in federal prison for Possession of Child Pornography. Sullivan appeared before United States District Judge Ronnie L. White. 

The investigation was started by the Warren County Sheriff’s Office. The Sheriff’s Office investigated a complaint that Sullivan was looking at child pornography on a computer and cell phone. Officers located the devices and found child pornography images on the cell phone.

Sometime later, St. Charles County Cyber Crimes Task Force officers assisted in locating Sullivan at his employer’s address in Crestwood, Missouri. At that time, Sullivan had a different cell phone with him and allowed the law enforcement officers to examine it. The officers found additional child pornography images on that phone. Some of the images depicted young children engaged in sexually explicit conduct.

Sullivan, who was previously convicted in 2011 of two counts of sexual misconduct involving a child during, was indicted in federal court for Possession of Child Pornography on September 12, 2018. On May 14, 2019, he pleaded guilty to possessing at least 450 images of child pornography on his cell phone between April 1, 2017, and May 4, 2018. He was sentenced today to 10 years in prison.

The Federal Bureau of Investigation, Warren County Sheriff’s Office, and the St. Charles County Cyber Crimes Task Force investigated the case. Assistant U.S. Attorney Rob Livergood is handling the case for the U.S. Attorney’s Office.

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Project Safe Childhood
Updated August 14, 2019