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Camdenton Man Sentenced to 15 Years for Child Pornography

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

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – A Camdenton, Mo., man who molested a 10-year-old child was sentenced in federal court today for receiving child pornography over the Internet.

Duffy Dean Woodman, 52, of Camdenton, was sentenced by U.S. District Judge Stephen R. Bough to 15 years in federal prison without parole. The court also sentenced Woodman to a 10-year term of supervised release following incarceration.
Woodman pleaded guilty on Oct. 12, 2017. The investigation began in October 2015 when the Laclede County, Mo., Sheriff’s Department received a report that a 10-year-old child had been molested by Woodman at a residence in Laclede County, Mo., and at Woodman’s residence in Camdenton.

Law enforcement officers executed a search warrant at Woodman’s residence on Nov. 9, 2015, and seized two laptop computers, two tablets, three cell phones and a 700MB CD-RW. One of the tablets contained 350 images of child pornography. The investigator also found 54 child erotica images and 12 bestiality images in unallocated space. An examination of one of the laptop computers revealed numerous search terms consistent with child pornography activity. Numerous images of child erotica and cartoon images depicting children engaged in sexual activity were found on the laptop.

On Jan. 29, 2016, the Camden County, Mo., Sheriff’s Department issued a statement seeking the public’s assistance in locating Woodman, who was considered a fugitive from justice. The next day, Woodman turned himself in to the Republic, Mo., Police Department.

Woodman is currently charged in Morgan County Circuit Court with molesting a 10-year-old victim and awaits sentencing on state charges of statutory sodomy and child molestation in the first degree.

This case was prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Ashley S. Turner. It was investigated by the FBI, the Camden County, Mo., Sheriff’s Department and the Missouri State Technical Assistance Team.

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

Updated May 31, 2018

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