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Jefferson City man sentenced to 7 years in federal prison for receiving and distributing child porn

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. - A Jefferson City man was sentenced in federal court on Monday for receiving and distributing child pornography.

Lucas Wayne Slusser, 35, of Jefferson City, admitted that he sent and received hundreds of videos and photos of child pornography over the Internet, including images of toddlers and infants.

In May and June of 2016, a federal agent observed Slusser distributing child pornography on the Kik Messenger platform. On Aug. 26, 2016, agents executed a search warrant at Slusser’s home and took numerous digital devices, including a desktop computer and multiple cell phones.

According to court documents, investigators examined Slusser’s computer and cell phones and found 1,507 files depicting infants and toddlers, 77 files depicting violent sexual acts against children and 49 child pornography videos that contained sexual acts with animals.

Slusser was sentenced to seven years in federal prison without parole.


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