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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Wednesday, March 23, 2016

Gladstone Man Pleads Guilty to Child Porn

Project Safe Childhood

KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Tammy Dickinson, United States Attorney for the Western District of Missouri, announced that a Gladstone, Mo., man pleaded guilty in federal court today to charges related to receiving and attempting to distribute child pornography over the Internet.

 

Jack E. Grubb III, 34, of Gladstone, pleaded guilty before U.S. Chief District Judge Greg Kays to all three counts of a Sept. 10, 2015, federal indictment. Grubb was taken into custody at the conclusion of the hearing.

 

By pleading guilty today, Grubb admitted that he received child pornography over the Internet on Oct. 27, 2013. Grubb also admitted that he attempted to distribute child pornography over the Internet on Nov. 7, 2013, and that he was in possession of child pornography on Jan. 23, 2014.

 

Under federal statutes, Grubb is subject to a mandatory minimum sentence of five years in federal prison without parole, up to a sentence of 50 years in federal prison without parole. The maximum statutory sentence is prescribed by Congress and is provided here for informational purposes, as the sentencing of the defendant will be determined by the court based on the advisory sentencing guidelines and other statutory factors. A sentencing hearing will be scheduled after the completion of a presentence investigation by the United States Probation Office.

 

This case is being prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Catherine A. Connelly. It was investigated by 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 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 23, 2016