Cuba, Missouri Man Indicted on Federal Child Pornography Charges
|U.S. Attorney’s Office December 20, 2010|
ST. LOUIS, MO—The United States Attorney’s Office announced today that Steven Fugitt was indicted on multiple counts involving his alleged possession, receipt and transportation of child pornography between March and June 2009.
STEVEN FUGITT, Cuba, Missouri, was indicted by a federal grand jury on one felony count each of possession, receipt and transportation of child pornography. He appeared in federal today in St. Louis.
If convicted, possession of child pornography carries a maximum penalty of ten years in prison and/or fines up to $250,000; each count of receipt and transportation of child pornography carries a penalty range of five years to 20 years in prison and/or fines up to $250,000.
This case was investigated by the Dent County Sheriff’s Department, the South Central Missouri Computer Crimes Task Force and the Federal Bureau of Investigation. Assistant United States Attorney Rob Livergood is handling the case for the U.S. Attorney’s Office.
As is always the case, charges set forth in an indictment are merely accusations and do not constitute proof of guilt. Every defendant is presumed to be innocent unless and until proven guilty.