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Chamois Man Sentenced to 15 Years for Producing Child Pornography

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

Dylan Joseph Minor, 27, was sentenced by U.S. District Judge Brian C. Wimes to 15 years in federal prison without parole. Minor will be required to register as a sex offender upon his release from prison and will be subject to federal and state sex offender registration requirements, which may apply throughout his life.

On July 20, 2023, Minor pleaded guilty to producing child pornography.

A detective with the Franklin County, Mo., Sheriff’s Department received a Cybertip from National Center for Missing and Exploited Children on Oct. 14, 2022. The Cybertip indicated that a Kik user, later identified as Minor, had uploaded multiple images and/or videos of suspected child pornography.

On Oct. 17, 2022, the detective executed a search warrant at Minor’s residence. Minor admitted that he had taken pornographic photos of the child victim and traded them with others on the Kik application. The detective analyzed two cell phones seized from Minor and found thousands of images and more than 100 videos depicting child pornography.

This case was prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Ashley S. Turner. It was investigated by the Franklin County, Mo., Sheriff’s Department.

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 April 8, 2024

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