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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Tuesday, August 6, 2019

KC Man Sentenced to 15 Years for Child Pornography

KANSAS CITY, Mo. – A Kansas City, Missouri, man was sentenced in federal court today for taking pornographic photos and video of a 7-year-old victim.

Dennis Lamont Everette, 46, was sentenced by U.S. District Judge Greg Kays to 15 years and four months in federal prison without parole. The court also sentenced Everette to a lifetime of supervised release following incarceration.

On Jan. 4, 2019, Everette pleaded guilty to receiving child pornography. He admitted that he used his cell phone to take pornographic images of a 7-year-old victim.

According to court documents, the investigation began when the mother of the child victim notified law enforcement that pornographic images of her daughter were found on Everette’s cell phone. An older daughter had borrowed Everette’s phone and found at least 10 photographs and a video of her sister, the child victim, on the phone.

The child victim told investigators that Everette told her to take off her clothes and instructed her on how to pose for the photos and video. He rewarded her with gum. The child victim also indicated on an anatomical drawing several places in which Everette had touched her either on top of her clothes, or under her clothes.

A witness told investigators that Everette bought snacks and drinks for kids in his neighborhood and played games with the kids.

This case was prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Teresa Moore. It was investigated by the FBI and the Kansas City, Mo., 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 August 6, 2019