St. Louis Man Indicted on Child Pornography Charges
St. Louis, MO – William T. Hopmeier, 47, St. Louis, was indicted on February 1, 2018.
The indictment alleges that Hopmeier produced child pornography. Specifically, it alleges that during the time of July 2017, to January 31, 2018, Hopmeier video recorded minors engaged in sexually explicit conduct.
If Hopmeier is convicted, this charge carries a maximum penalty of not more than 30 years, and not less than fifteen years, and a fine of up to $250,000, along with a supervised release of not less than 5 years. In determining the actual sentence, a judge is required to consider the U.S. Sentencing Guidelines.
This case is being investigated by the St. Louis County Police Department, Des Peres Police Department and the Federal Bureau of Investigation.
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.