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

Monday, February 3, 2014

Bolivar Man Pleads Guilty to Possessing Child Porn, Faces 10 Years in Prison

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SPRINGFIELD, Mo. – Tammy Dickinson, United States Attorney for the Western District of Missouri, announced that a Bolivar, Mo., man pleaded guilty in federal court today to possessing child pornography.

Leland Wallace Crull, 44, of Bolivar, pleaded guilty before U.S. Magistrate Judge David P. Rush to possessing child pornography.

Law enforcement officer executed a search warrant at Crull’s apartment on Aug. 9, 2012. Officers found Crull’s laptop computer, which contained multiple images of child pornography.

Under the terms of today’s plea agreement, Crull will be sentenced to 10 years in federal prison without parole, which is the statutory maximum penalty. A sentencing hearing will be scheduled after the completion of a presentence investigation by the United States Probation Office.

This case is being prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney James J. Kelleher. It was investigated by the Southwest Missouri Cybercrimes Task Force and the Polk County, Mo., Sheriff’s Department.
Updated January 16, 2015