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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Wednesday, December 14, 2016

Physician Indicted for Child Porn

KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Tammy Dickinson, United States Attorney for the Western District of Missouri, announced that a former Kansas City, Mo., physician was indicted by a federal grand jury today on charges related to child pornography.

 

Jeffrey A. Hassenflug, 41, formerly of Kansas City, was charged in a three-count indictment returned by a federal grand jury in Kansas City, Mo. Hassenflug, a physician, currently maintains a practice in Texas.

 

Today’s federal indictment alleges that Hassenflug distributed child pornography over the Internet from March 7 to May 12, 2016. Hassenflug is also charged with receiving child pornography over the Internet and with possessing child pornography of a child victim under the age of 12.

 

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 David Luna. 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 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 December 14, 2016