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KC Man Sentenced to 16 Years in Prison for Producing Child Pornography

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

KANSAS CITY, Mo. – A Kansas City, Mo., man was sentenced in federal court today for using a 9-year-old victim to produce child pornography.

Jackie M. Hill, 39, was sentenced by U.S. District Judge Howard F. Sachs to 16 years and eight months in federal prison without parole. The court also sentenced Hill to spend the rest of his life on supervised release following incarceration. Hill will be required to register as a sex offender upon his release from prison and will be subject to federal and state sex offender registration requirements, which may apply throughout his life.

On Jan. 31, 2024, Hill pleaded guilty to producing child pornography. Hill admitted that he used a 9-year-old victim to produce 21 images of child pornography on Feb. 3, 2023. Hill posted three images of child pornography, including two images of the child victim, on a website dedicated to the discussion of child sexual abuse and the advertisement and sharing of child pornography.

On April 12, 2023, FBI agents executed a search warrant at Hill’s residence. Agents seized a desktop computer, a thumb drive, and a cell phone. A forensic analysis of the devices determined that thousands of images and videos depicting the sexual exploitation of minors were located on them, including pornographic images and videos of infants, toddlers, and prepubescent children.

Hill admitted that he had been involved in trafficking child pornography for at least eight years prior to his arrest.

This case was prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Kenneth W. Borgnino. 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 . For more information about Internet safety education, please visit and click on the tab "resources."

Updated June 25, 2024

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