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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Tuesday, October 11, 2016

Verona Man Sentenced to 15 Years for Producing Child Porn

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

 

Allen S. Worley, 42, of Verona, was sentenced by U.S. District Judge M. Douglas Harpool to 15 years in federal prison without parole.

 

On May 16, 2016, Worley pleaded guilty to attempting to use a minor, identified as Jane Doe #1, to produce child pornography between Dec. 9, 2014, and April 16, 2015. Worley also pleaded guilty to receiving child pornography over the Internet.

 

This case was prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney James J. Kelleher. It was investigated by the Southwest Missouri Cyber Crime Task Force and the Aurora, 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 October 17, 2016