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Former Carthage man wanted on charges of child pornography is in custody

Updated November 8, 2013:  NEWS RELEASE ISSUED BY THE CARTHAGE POLICE DEPARTMENT

Atapproximately 4:19 AM on 11/08/2013 Luis E Martinez, 22 years of age andcurrently a resident of Little Rock AR, turned himself in to Carthage Police onan outstanding federal warrant for his arrest following his indictmentyesterday in U.S. District Court in Springfield MO on charges of receiving anddistributing child pornography over the internet.

He wastransported to the Joplin Police Department jail and turned over into theircustody.  He and RicardoVargas-Villalobos, who was already in custody at the Joplin jail on a warrantrelating to the same charges, are expected to be transported to Springfieldlater today and turned over into the custody of federal officials.

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Posted November 6, 2013:  NEWS RELEASE ISSUED BY THE OFFICE OF THE U.S. ATTORNEY OF THE WESTERN DISTRICT OF MISSOURI

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. – Tammy Dickinson, United States Attorney for the Western District of Missouri, announced that four southern Missouri men were indicted by a federal grand jury today in separate and unrelated cases for downloading and distributing child pornography over the Internet.

James Hayden McClelland, 20, of Billings, Mo., was charged with one count of receiving and distributing child pornography over the Internet between July 27, 2011, and Aug. 16, 2012.

This case is being prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney James J. Kelleher. It was investigated by the Springfield, Mo., Police Department, the FBI and the Southwest Missouri Cyber Crimes Task Force.

Adam Headley, 34, of Springfield, was charged with one count of receiving and distributing child pornography over the Internet between Jan. 1, 2012, and Feb. 13, 2013.

This case is being prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney James J. Kelleher. It was investigated by the FBI and the Kirksville, Mo., Police Department.

Luis Eduardo Martinez, 22, of Carthage, Mo., was charged with one count of receiving and distributing child pornography over the Internet between May 16, 2012, and Dec. 19, 2012.

This case is being prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Patrick Carney. It was investigated by the Southwest Missouri Cyber Crimes Task Force, the Cassville, Mo., Police Department and the Nixa, Mo., Police Department.

Ricardo Vargas-Villalobos, 24, of Carthage, Mo., was charged with one count of receiving and distributing child pornography over the Internet between May 16, 2012, and Dec. 19, 2012.

This case is being prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Patrick Carney. It was investigated by the Southwest Missouri Cyber Crimes Task Force, the Cassville, Mo., Police Department and the Nixa, Mo., Police Department.

Dickinson cautioned that the charges contained in these indictments are simply accusations, and not evidence of guilt. Evidence supporting the charges must be presented to a federal trial jury, whose duty is to determine guilt or innocence.

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