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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Friday, September 13, 2019

Washington Sex Offender Indicted for Child Pornography

KANSAS CITY, Mo. – A Washington sex offender was indicted by a federal grand jury today for receiving and distributing child pornography.

David Lee Wilson, 37, was charged in an indictment returned by a federal grand jury in Kansas City, Mo. Wilson has a prior conviction for child molestation in Grays Harbor County, Washington, and is a registered sex offender.

Today’s indictment alleges that Wilson received and distributed child pornography beginning on Aug. 22, 2019, in Howell County, Missouri.

The charge contained in this indictment is simply an accusation, and not evidence of guilt. Evidence supporting the charge 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 Immigration and Customs Enforcement's (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI), the Southwest Missouri Cyber Crimes Task Force, and the West Plains, 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 September 13, 2019