Support Local Journalism. Join Riverfront Times Press Club.

Friday, November 28, 2014

Missouri Man Busted for Producing, Requesting "Custom" Child Pornography

Posted By on Fri, Nov 28, 2014 at 6:00 AM

click to enlarge VIA

After pleading guilty to five felony child-pornography charges, Gary A. Dotson of Pacific has been sentenced to 24 years in prison.

An FBI and Franklin County Sheriff's Department investigation revealed Dotson, 32, traded sexual images of children online on an "almost daily basis," according to the U.S. attorney's office.

Dotson produced child pornography and also asked others to design "custom" or individualized videos, such as an image of a child engaged in a sex act while holding a sign with a message specifically for him.

See also: Michael Crippen: Baptist Preacher Pleads Guilty to Child Porn

Dotson made child porn involving one victim and tried to make child porn with another victim -- both under the age of twelve -- between 2010 and 2012, the investigation revealed. Dotson pleaded guilty to five federal charges: production of child pornography, attempted production of child pornography, notice and advertisement for child pornography, receipt of child pornography, and transportation of child pornography.

U.S. District Judge John Ross sentenced Dotson to 24 years in jail Monday.

Follow Lindsay Toler on Twitter at @StLouisLindsay. E-mail the author at Lindsay.Toler@RiverfrontTimes.com.

Tags: ,

Support Local Journalism.
Join the Riverfront Times Press Club

Local journalism is information. Information is power. And we believe everyone deserves access to accurate independent coverage of their community and state. Our readers helped us continue this coverage in 2020, and we are so grateful for the support.

Help us keep this coverage going in 2021. Whether it's a one-time acknowledgement of this article or an ongoing membership pledge, your support goes to local-based reporting from our small but mighty team.

Join the Riverfront Times Club for as little as $5 a month.

Read the Digital Print Issue

July 28, 2021

View more issues

Newsletters

Never miss a beat

Sign Up Now

Subscribe now to get the latest news delivered right to your inbox.

Best Things to Do In St. Louis

© 2021 Riverfront Times

Website powered by Foundation