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St. Francois County Man Sentenced in Federal Court for Child Poronography

(Cape Girardeau) The United States Attorney’s Office in Cape Girardeau announced that a St. Francois County man was sentenced today to serve five years in federal prison following his guilty plea to possessing child pornography.

According to court documents, an e-mail service provider submitted a cyber tip reporting that a person had uploaded multiple files containing child porn to their e-mail account.

Law enforcement officials were able to trace the account to Michael Ingram’s residence in Farmington.

A search warrant was executed at the 50-year-old’s residence in November 2020 and officers seized Ingram’s mobile phone.

An examination of the phone revealed multiple video files containing child pornography.

During a guilty plea hearing earlier this summer, Ingram admitted he downloaded and viewed the material.

After serving his sentence, Ingram will be placed on supervised release for 20 years.

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

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