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Nixa Man Pleads Guilty to Child Pornography

By: Michael Greeley
Posted: Wednesday, August 14, 2013

A 28-year-old Nixa man pleaded guilty to a federal indictment for using a peer-to-peer file sharing program on two laptop computers to download and distribute dozens of videos and photos of child pornography.

US Attorney for the Western District of Missouri Tammy Dickinson says Charles Williams pleaded guilty in federal court last week. 

Nixa police used a peer-to-peer file sharing program to connect to Williams’ computer over the internet.  The officer located child pornography on the computer and obtained a search warrant for Williams’ residence.

Dickinson says among the files discovered on one of the laptop computers was a video of a 4-to-5-year old child being raped by an adult. 

Williams was arrested on September 27, 2011. He downloaded and distributed dozens of videos and photos of child pornography over the internet for more than a five month period in 2011.

Williams faces a maximum sentence of 20 years in federal prison without parole plus a fine up to $250,000.

A sentencing hearing will be scheduled at a later date. The case was investigated by the FBI and the Nixa Police Department.