Tuesday, March 10, 2015
Joplin man sentenced to eight years on child porn charge
A Joplin, Mo., man was sentenced in federal court for receiving and distributing child pornography over the Internet.
Jesse Lee Talley, 33, of Joplin, was sentenced by U.S. District Judge M. Douglas Harpool to eight years in federal prison without parole.
On Oct. 21, 2014, Talley pleaded guilty to receiving and distributing child pornography. Agents with the Southwest Missouri Cyber Crime Task Force identified Talley’s computer using a peer-to-peer file-sharing program to transmit videos of child pornography over the Internet. Agents executed a search warrant at Talley’s residence and seized his computer, cell phone and numerous CDs, all of which contained images and videos of child pornography.
This case was prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney James J. Kelleher. It was investigated by the Southwest Missouri Cyber Crime Task Force and the FBI.