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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Wednesday, June 3, 2015

Lampe Man Sentenced to 20 Years in Prison for Child Porn

Project Safe Childhood

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. – Tammy Dickinson, United States Attorney for the Western District of Missouri, announced that a Lampe, Mo., man was sentenced in federal court today for producing child pornography and for receiving and distributing child pornography over the Internet.

 

Jeffrey D. Manley, 38, of Lampe, was sentenced by U.S. District Judge Brian C. Wimes to 20 years in federal prison without parole. The court also sentenced Manley to a lifetime of supervised release following incarceration.

 

On Sept. 10, 2014, Manley pleaded guilty to using a minor to produce child pornography and to receiving and distributing child pornography from Nov. 1, 2012, to Feb. 26, 2013.

 

In January 2013, law enforcement authorities identified Manley’s computer as using peer-to-peer file-sharing software to download child pornography over the Internet and to make child pornography available to other users. Officers executed a search warrant at Manley’s residence and seized computers, cell phones and other items. Investigators found child pornography on Manley’s laptop computer. Investigators also discovered a video of child pornography on Manley’s cell phone that he had taken while engaged in sexual acts with a minor victim.

 

This case was prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney James J. Kelleher. It was investigated by the Nixa, Mo., Police Department, the Stone County, Mo., Sheriff’s Department, the Tri-lakes Cybercrime Task Force and Immigration and Customs Enforcement's (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI).

 

 

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 3, 2015