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

Tuesday, July 19, 2016

Warren County Man Pleads Guilty to Transporting a Minor Across State Lines

St. Louis, MO – Christopher Schroeder pled guilty to transporting a minor across state lines to engage in criminal sexual activity.

According to court documents, in late October 2015 or early November 2015, Schroeder met fifteen-year-old female A.B. through KIK, an internet chat forum. A.B. was living in Brooklyn, Ohio, at the time.

On or about November 8, 2015, Schroeder drove to Brooklyn, Ohio, and picked up fifteen-year-old A.B. at an agreed upon location.

Schroeder drove them to his residence in Marthasville.  Sometime after arriving at his home, he engaged in sexual intercourse with A.B. Two of these sex acts were recorded by Schroeder without the victim’s knowledge.

Schroeder, Marthasville, MO, pled guilty to one felony count of transportation of a minor with intent to engage in criminal sexual activity before United States District Judge Henry Autrey.  Sentencing has been set for October 19, 2016.

This charge carries a penalty range of ten years to life in prison and/or fines up to $250,000, followed by supervised release for life. In determining the actual sentences, a judge is required to consider the U.S. Sentencing Guidelines, which provide recommended sentencing ranges.     

This case was investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the Brooklyn Police Department, St. Charles County Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force and the Warren County Sheriff’s Department.  Assistant United States Attorney Colleen Lang is handling the case for the U.S. Attorney’s Office.

Project Safe Childhood
Updated July 19, 2016