St. Genevieve Man Indicted on Federal Child Pornography Charges
|U.S. Attorney’s Office October 07, 2011|
ST. LOUIS—The United States Attorney’s Office announced today that Jeffrey A. Roberts has been indicted for his alleged production and possession of child pornography between January and November 2010.
JEFFREY A. ROBERTS, St. Genevieve, MO, was indicted by a federal grand jury on one felony count each of production of child pornography and one felony count of possession of child pornography. He appeared in federal court earlier today.
If convicted, production of child pornography carries a penalty range of 15 to 30 years 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.
This case was investigated by 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.