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Former Boone County Man Indicted for Child Pornography

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

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – A former Boone County, Mo., man was indicted by a federal grand jury today for using a 9-year-old victim to produce child pornography.

Emrah Eymez, 38, who currently resides in Lafayette, Indiana, was charged in a three-count indictment returned by a federal grand jury in Jefferson City, Mo. Today’s indictment replaces a federal criminal complaint that was filed against Eymez on April 17, 2024.

The federal indictment alleges that Eymez used a child under the age of 12 to produce child pornography from March 11 through April 2, 2024. Eymez is also charged with one count of receiving child pornography and one count of transferring obscene material to a minor under the age of 16.

According to an affidavit filed in support of the original criminal complaint, the mother of the 9-year-old victim contacted law enforcement to report the extensive cell phone communication between Eymez and her daughter. The mother reported approximately 1,851 text messages, the affidavit says, including the exchange of nude images and a sexually explicit video the child sent to Eymez.

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 Boone County, Mo., Sheriff’s Department and the FBI.

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 14, 2024

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