Springfield man sentenced for child exploitation
SPRINGFIELD (AP) - A southwest Missouri man already serving 18 years in state prison for attempted enticement of a child has been sentenced to more than 24 years in federal prison for sexual exploitation of a minor.
The U.S. Attorney's office says 40-year-old Ezra Robert Gramm, of Springfield, won't be eligible for parole under the sentence he received Wednesday in federal court. District Judge Gregory Kay ordered the federal sentence to be served after Gramm completes his Missouri prison term.
Gramm pleaded guilty in May 2013 to making contact in late 2009 with a 13-year-old girl in an online chat room. Gram admitted asking the girl to take sexually explicit photos of herself and send them to him, which she did.
Law enforcement officers reported finding multiple images of the girl on Gramm's cellphone.