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Joplin man sentenced to 15 years for child porn

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SPRINGFIELD, MISSOURI -

Tammy Dickinson, United States Attorney for the Western District of Missouri, announced that a Joplin, Mo., man was sentenced in federal court today for possessing and distributing child pornography over the Internet.

Ernest W. Haney, 51, of Joplin, was sentenced by U.S. District Judge Roseann Ketchmark to 15 years in federal prison without parole.

On Oct. 20, 2016, Haney pleaded guilty to possessing and distributing child pornography. Haney used peer-to-peer file-sharing software on his computer to download and to share images and videos of child pornography over the Internet.

This case was prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney James J. Kelleher. It was investigated by Immigration and Customs Enforcement's (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) and the Southwest Missouri Cyber Crime Task Force.

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