Hannibal Man Indicted on Federal Child Pornography Charges
|U.S. Attorney’s Office April 14, 2014|
ST. LOUIS, MO—Justin Dugger, 33, Hannibal, Missouri, was indicted for his alleged possession of child pornography. He appeared in federal court earlier today.
If convicted, each count carries a maximum penalty of 10 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 Kirksville Resident Agency of the Federal Bureau of Investigation and Regional Computer Crime Education and Enforcement Group. Assistant United States Attorney Erin Granger 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.