19-year-old pleads guilty to receiving child pornography

4 years 7 months 1 week ago Friday, October 23 2015 Oct 23, 2015 Friday, October 23, 2015 5:34:00 AM CDT October 23, 2015 in News
By: The Associated Press

KANSAS CITY (AP) — A 19-year-old western Missouri man has pleaded guilty in federal court to receiving child pornography over the Internet.

U.S. Attorney Tammy Dickinson's office said Jacob Arnold of Smithville entered his plea on Thursday in Kansas City, admitting that he received child porn over the Internet on March 17.

The Western Missouri Cyber Crimes Task Force got a tip on April 29 from the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children about a video of child pornography that had been uploaded from Arnold's computer.

Under the plea deal, Arnold agreed not to argue for a sentence less than 10 years in federal prison and prosecutors agreed to not seek a sentence greater than 15 years. A sentencing hearing has not been set.

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