The US Department Of Justice, in a press release, has announced that a former area resident has been indicted on charges of child porn.
John M. Williamson, 35, formerly of Brookfield and Marceline, now residing in Florida, was indicted for his alleged possession of child pornography between November 2010 and September 2011.Â He is expected to appear in federal court Wednesday in Panama City, Florida.
If convicted, each count carries a maximum penalty of 10 years in prison and/or fines up to $250,000. In determining the actual sentences, a Judge is required to consider the U.S. Sentencing Guidelines, which provide recommended sentencing ranges.
This case was investigated by the Kirksville Office of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, Kirksville Police Department, Western Missouri Cyber Crimes Task Force, Clay County Sheriff's Office, Brookfield Police Department and Regional Computer Crimes Education and Enforcement Group (RCCEEG).Â Assistant United States Attorney Jennifer Roy is handling the case for the U.S. Attorney's Office.
As is always the case,Â charges set forth in an indictment are merely accusations and do not constitute proof of guilt.Â Every defendant is presumed to be innocent unless and until proven guilty.