User Login    
 + Register
PDQ Cleaning
TV Banner
News : Ferrelview Man Pleads Guilty To His Role In Natinowide Child Porn Ring
Posted by Randy on 2014/3/5 4:33:35 (272 reads) News by the same author

Raymond M. Appling, 31, of Ferrelview, Mo. pleaded guilty before U.S. District Judge Gary A. Fenner to four counts of producing or attempting to produce child pornography.

Click to see original Image in a new window

Under the terms of today’s plea agreement, Appling will be sentenced to 40 years in federal prison without parole. A sentencing hearing will be scheduled after the completion of a presentence investigation by the United States Probation Office.

By pleading guilty today, Appling admitted that he took pornographic photos and video of four child victims, which he shared with others.

According to today’s plea agreement, FBI agents had identified two suspects in Colorado and in San Diego, Calif., that linked Appling to the child pornography ring. Detectives with the Kansas City, Mo., Police Department executed a search warrant at Appling’s residence on Feb. 8, 2012, and seized computers, computer media and a camera. In an interview with the detectives, Appling identified a third member of the child pornography ring located in Pennsylvania. The other members of the child pornography ring are being prosecuted in those jurisdictions.

Appling admitted that he took a child victim, identified as Jane Doe #1, to visit the San Diego suspect, whom he knew had a sexual attraction to minors. Appling also took pornographic photos of Jane Doe #1 when she was eight years old.

Appling also took photos of a second child victim, identified as Jane Doe #2. Appling took photos of Jane Doe #1 and Jane Doe #2 together in the shower. Jane Doe #2 also told investigators that she had met the San Diego suspect at Appling’s home.

Appling took photos of a third child victim, identified as Jane Doe #3, while she was asleep on his couch. A series of photos depicts Appling moving Jane Doe #3’s clothes so that she is exposed, and Appling touching her.

Appling also produced a movie of a 12-year-old victim, identified as Jane Doe #4, while she was undressing and getting ready to take a shower.

A forensic examination of Appling’s computers, cameras, and computer media determined that an external hard drive had been wiped and reformatted. There was evidence on the external hard drive which indicated that videos with a sexual theme (including child pornography) were once on the hard drive. Evidence indicated that some of the movies that were once on the external hard drive were sent through the use of an encrypted instant messaging program. In addition, a large number of Yahoo! messenger chat fragments were recovered from several log files from Feb. 4, 2011 through July 5, 2011. In many of the chats the participants (including Appling and the other suspects) stated that they were actively engaged in sexual abuse and/or child pornography. There were also several unidentified participants engaged in the online chats.

This case is being prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Teresa Moore. It was investigated by the Kansas City, Mo., Police Department and the FBI.

Project Safe Childhood

This case was brought as part of Project Safe Childhood, a nationwide initiative launched in May 2006 by the Department of Justice to combat the growing epidemic of child sexual exploitation and abuse. Led by the United States Attorneys' Offices and the Criminal Division's Child Exploitation and Obscenity Section, Project Safe Childhood marshals federal, state, and local resources to locate, apprehend, and prosecute individuals who sexually exploit children, and to identify and rescue victims.

Printer Friendly Page Send this Story to a Friend Create a PDF from the article


Other articles
2014/9/17 7:30:00 - Princeton Tiger Coaches Shows For Wednesday, 9/17/14
2014/9/17 7:26:46 - Princeton School Board Meeting Report
2014/9/17 6:40:00 - South Missouri Residents Sentenced In Meth Conspiracy
2014/9/17 5:45:06 - Update On Investigation Involving Discharge Of A Firearm In Chillicothe
2014/9/17 4:41:18 - THS Homecoming Week Kicks Off September 22nd
2014/9/17 4:28:40 - Missouri Man Gets 15 Years For Bank Robbery
2014/9/17 4:22:26 - Missouri Mayor Accused Of Stealing From Town
2014/9/17 4:20:12 - Rihanna Slams CBS, Network Responds By Permanently Pulling Song
2014/9/17 4:15:04 - Boy, 12, Accidentally Hangs Himself
2014/9/16 21:24:27 - THS Softball Walks Off Lathrop, Wins 10th Game Of 2014 Season
2014/9/16 19:31:52 - Suspended WR Copelin Dismissed From Mizzou Football Program
2014/9/16 19:23:07 - Two MU Basketball Players Arrested On Assault Charges
2014/9/16 19:20:00 - THS Volleyball Sweeps Penney, Wins Third Match Of 2014
2014/9/16 15:10:00 - Injury-Ravaged Chiefs Fight Hard, Fall Short At Denver
2014/9/16 14:20:00 - Tri-County Coaches Shows For Tuesday, 9/16/14
2014/9/16 11:40:00 - Milan Wildcats Remain Just Outside Class 1 Football Poll
2014/9/16 11:30:00 - Gilman City (Pattonsburg) Coaches Show For Tuesday, 9/16/14
2014/9/16 10:50:00 - TMS Softball Dominates Hamilton Tournament
2014/9/16 10:46:27 - Winston Redbirds Rampage To HDC Tournament Title
2014/9/16 10:31:05 - Mizzou Dominates Second Half, In 38-10 Blasting Of UCF
2014/9/16 10:26:47 - Mizzou At South Carolina Chosen For 6:00 PM Kickoff
2014/9/16 10:10:10 - Calamity Jane Days Topic Of Open Line
2014/9/16 10:10:00 - Trenton Softball Overwhelms Plattsburg, 10-0
2014/9/16 10:06:29 - Falls Risk Coalition Topic Of Open Line
2014/9/16 9:54:51 - Trenton Volleyball Fails To Reach Bracket Round At Lathrop Tournament
2014/9/16 9:50:00 - Lady Midgets Edge Trenton In Girls Golf
2014/9/16 9:48:45 - Trenton Tennis Struggles At Tough Marshall Tournament
2014/9/16 9:26:30 - Trenton High School Announces "Pink Out" For Kirksville FB Game
2014/9/16 9:24:32 - Trenton Volleyball Loses Heartbreaker To Kirksville
2014/9/16 9:19:28 - Cameron Doubles Up Trenton In Tennis Duel



Bookmark this article at these sites

                   

Listen to KTTN-FM