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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Springfield Man Sentenced for Child Porn

Project Safe Childhood

 

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

Lonnie Ray Orr, 29, of Springfield, was sentenced by U.S. District Judge Beth Phillips on Monday, March 31, 2014, to eight years in federal prison without parole.

On Nov. 21, 2013, Orr pleaded guilty to receiving and distributing child pornography. Law enforcement officers identified a computer that was using a peer-to-peer file-sharing network to share child pornography over the Internet, which they traced to Orr.

This case is being prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney James J. Kelleher. It was investigated by the Southwest Missouri Cyber Crimes Task Force, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement's (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI), and the Springfield, 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."
Updated January 15, 2015