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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Tuesday, June 11, 2019

Golden City Man Indicted for Producing Child Pornography

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. – A Golden City, Missouri, man was indicted by a federal grand jury today for producing child pornography.

Elliot Alden Nelson, 31, was charged in a two-count indictment returned by a federal grand jury in Springfield, Missouri.

Today’s indictment alleges that Nelson used a minor, identified in court documents as Jane Doe (born in 2004), to produce child pornography from April 11 to April 22, 2019. The indictment also charges Nelson with using the internet and a cell phone to attempt to entice the child victim to engage in criminal sexual activity.

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 Ami Harshad Miller. It was investigated by Immigration and Customs Enforcement's (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) and the Southwest Missouri Cyber Crimes Task Force.

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 June 11, 2019