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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Columbia Man Indicted for Producing, Distributing Child Porn

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Tom Larson, Acting United States Attorney for the Western District of Missouri, announced that a Columbia, Mo., man was indicted by a federal grand jury today for producing and distributing child pornography.

Sergio Antonio Dominguez-Gonzalez, 23, of Columbia, was charged in a two-count indictment returned by a federal grand jury in Jefferson City, Mo.

Today’s indictment alleges that Dominguez-Gonzalez used a minor to produce child pornography between Feb. 1 and Feb. 22, 2017. The indictment also charges Dominguez-Gonzalez with distributing child pornography over the Internet.

Larson cautioned that the charges contained in this indictment are simply accusations, and not evidence of guilt. Evidence supporting the charges must be presented to a federal trial jury, whose duty is to determine guilt or innocence.

This case is being prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Ashley S. Turner. It was investigated by the FBI, the Boone County, Mo., Sheriff’s Department and the Washington, D.C. Metropolitan Police 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 www.usdoj.gov/psc . For more information about Internet safety education, please visit www.usdoj.gov/psc and click on the tab "resources."

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Project Safe Childhood
Updated March 22, 2017