SPRINGFIELD, Mo. â€“ Tammy Dickinson, United States Attorney for the Western District of Missouri, announced that a Carl Junction, Mo., man was sentenced in federal court for receiving child pornography over the Internet.
James Lee Hagerman, 51, of Carl Junction, was sentenced by U.S. District Judge Greg Kays to 25 years in federal prison without parole. The court also sentenced Hagerman to 20 years of supervised release following his prison term.
On Feb. 7, 2013, Hagerman pleaded guilty to two counts of receiving child pornography.
An officer with the Southwest Missouri Cybercrimes Task Force was conducting an online investigation into the sharing of child pornography on April 24, 2012, when he identified Hagermanâ€™s computer as sharing over 100 files of child pornography through a peer-to-peer file-sharing program. The officer downloaded three of the files and determined that they contained depictions of children as young as two to four years of age engaged in sexually explicit conduct.
Law enforcement officers executed a search warrant at Hagermanâ€™s apartment and seized his computer. Hagerman told officers that he had approximately 1,000 child pornography videos stored on his computer.
This case was prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney James J. Kelleher. It was investigated by the FBI and the Southwest Missouri Cybercrimes Task Force.