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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Friday, April 1, 2016

Neosho Man Indicted for Producing Child Porn

Project Safe Childhood

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. – Tammy Dickinson, United States Attorney for the Western District of Missouri, announced today that a Neosho, Mo., man has been indicted by a federal grand jury for producing child pornography.

 

James Lyndon McFadin, Jr., 32, of Neosho, was charged in a seven-count indictment returned by a federal grand jury in Springfield, Mo., on March 29, 2016. McFadin was arrested this morning and remains in federal custody pending a detention hearing next week.

 

The federal indictment alleges that McFadin used six children – three females and two males, who ranged in age from approximately 5 to 16 years old – to produce child pornography between Jan. 1 and Dec. 19, 2015.

 

McFadin is also charged with one count of receiving and distributing child pornography over the Internet from Jan. 1 to Dec. 19, 2015.

 

The indictment also contains a forfeiture allegation, which would require McFadin to forfeit to the government any property used to commit the alleged offenses, including an HTC cell phone and an Asus laptop computer.

 

Dickinson cautioned that 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 the FBI, the Southwest Missouri Cyber Crime Task Force and the Neosho, 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 April 1, 2016