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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Tuesday, August 30, 2016

Gladstone Man Sentenced to 18 Years for Child Porn

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

 

Jack E. Grubb III, 35, of Gladstone, was sentenced by U.S. Chief District Judge Greg Kays to 18 years and four months in federal prison without parole. The court also sentenced Grubb to supervised release for the rest of his life following incarceration.

 

On March 23, 2016, Grubb pleaded guilty to receiving 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.

 

Grubb utilized a peer-to-peer file-sharing program to receive and distribute child pornography. Undercover law enforcement officers downloaded a number of child pornography images from Grubb’s computer, which made at least 25 files of interest available. Among the downloaded files were one 13-minute and one 10-minute video that depicted graphic sexual assaults by an adult male on little girls between 8-to-9 and 10-to-12 years old. A search warrant was executed at Grubb’s residence and his computer equipment was seized.

 

Grubb kept a substantial amount of child pornography on various hard drives and SD cards. Some of the images were of adult males engaged in sexual activity with children who appeared to be as young as two years of age. In addition, one 26-minute video depicted a 9-to-10-year-old female.

 

This case was 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 August 30, 2016