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St. Louis Sex Offender Admits New Child Pornography Charges

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

ST. LOUIS – A registered sex offender from St. Louis, Missouri on Monday pleaded guilty to new child pornography charges.

Alimayo R. Darden, 33, pleaded guilty in U.S. District Court to three felony counts of possession of child pornography. He admitted that on May 11, he tried to hide an item from probation officers who were doing an unannounced home visit in connection to a 2016 child pornography conviction. Probation officers then discovered unauthorized cell phones, USB drives and other electronic equipment that were later determined to contain at least 10 videos containing child pornography.

Darden is scheduled to be sentenced May 16. He faces 10 to 20 years in prison and both sides agreed to recommend a 10-year sentence.

In 2016, Darden pleaded guilty in U.S. District Court in St. Louis to one count of receiving child pornography and four counts of possession of child pornography. He was sentenced to six years and eight months in prison and placed on supervised release for life.

The case was investigated by the U.S. Probation Office.  Assistant U.S. Attorney Carrie Costantin 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 www.justice.gov/psc.

Updated February 13, 2023

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Project Safe Childhood