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Madison County Man to Spend Decade in Prison for Possessing Child Porn

(Cape Girardeau) The United States Attorney’s Office announced that 43-year-old Justin Paul Pierce of Fredericktown was sentenced today to serve ten years in federal prison on child pornography charges.

Pierce appeared before U.S. District Judge Stephen Limbaugh Jr. for his sentencing hearing after pleading guilty to one count of possessing child pornography last June.

According to court documents, agents with the FBI executed a search warrant at Pierce’s home in Fredericktown in March of 2019 after receiving a cybertip from a social networking site.

During the search of Pierce’s home, FBI agents discovered numerous images and videos of child porn on his mobile phone and laptop computer.

Pierce later admitted he regularly accessed pornographic blogs on the internet where he obtained the material.

After serving his sentence in federal prison, Pierce will be placed on supervised release for 20 years.

Pierce will also be required to register as a sex offender.

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