U.S. Attorney's Office
Eastern District of Missouri
December 2, 2015

Warren County Man Charged with Federal Child Exploitation Offenses

ST. LOUIS, MO—Christopher David Schroeder, Marthasville, MO, was charged in a criminal complaint alleging that he transported a minor from Ohio back to Missouri to engage in criminal sexual activity. He appeared for his initial appearance in federal court Wednesday afternoon.

If convicted, these charges carry penalties ranging from 15 years to life in prison and/or fines up to $250,000. In determining the actual sentences, a judge is required to consider the U.S. Sentencing Guidelines, which provide recommended sentencing ranges.

As is always the case, charges set forth in a criminal complaint are merely accusations and do not constitute proof of guilt. Every defendant is presumed to be innocent unless and until proven guilty.

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