Cape Girardeau Man to Spend 22.5 Years in Prison for Child Pornography

A man was sentenced to more than 20 years in prison on child pornography charges. Justin A. Williams, 29, pleaded guilty in December to one count of receiving child pornography. He was sentenced on Thursday, June 3. Williamson admitted to using the internet to solicit sexually explicit material from a 14-year-old girl in Washington state in December 2019. At the time, he was already required to register as a sex offender because of his 2015 state conviction for first-degree child molestation in Scott County. Court records state that Williams sexually abused a six-year-old girl in 2014. He was released from the Missouri Department of Corrections just months before committing the federal offense. After serving 22.5 years for the federal offense, Williams will be placed on supervised release for the rest of his life. He will also be required to continue registering as a sex offender.

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