U.S. Attorney’s Office
Western District of Missouri
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July 17, 2015

Jefferson City Man Indicted for Producing Child Pornography, Enticing a Minor for Illicit Sex

JEFFERSON CITY, MO—Tammy Dickinson, United States Attorney for the Western District of Missouri, announced that a Jefferson City, Mo., man was indicted by a federal grand jury today for producing child pornography and for enticing a minor to engage in illicit sex.

Andrew C. Clayton, 37, of Jefferson City, was charged in a three-count indictment returned by a federal grand jury in Jefferson City.

Today’s indictment alleges that Clayton used a minor to produce child pornography on Dec. 18, 2014 and on Dec. 20, 2014. Clayton is also charged with enticing a minor to engage in illegal sexual activity in March 2015.

Dickinson cautioned that the charges contained in this indictment are simply accusations, and not evidence of guilt. Evidence supporting the charges 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 Lawrence E. Miller. It was investigated by the FBI, the Cole County, Mo., Sheriff’s Department, the Boone County, Mo., Sheriff’s Department Cyber Crimes Task Force and the Missouri State Technical Assistance Team.

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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