Former International Student Arrested For Child Pornography

(Cape Girardeau) The U.S. Attorney’s Office in Cape Girardeau announced that 29-year-old Haoyu Wang has been sentenced to 84 months in federal prison for possession of child pornography. Wang appeared for his sentencing hearing this week at the federal courthouse in Cape Girardeau. According to court documents, law enforcement executed a search warrant at Wang’s residence in January 2021 after developing probable cause that he was uploading videos containing child porn. Wang, a citizen of China, was attending Southeast Missouri State University on a student visa at the time. Numerous items were seized from Wang’s residence, including his cell phone and computer. Investigators subsequently discovered a large volume of child porn on his devices. At his guilty plea hearing earlier this year, Wang admitted he downloaded the material over the internet. After serving his 7-year sentence, Wang will be deported back to China.