Springfield Man Admits to Producing Child Porn

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SPRINGFIELD, Mo.– A Springfield man pleaded guilty on Thursday to producing and distributing child pornography with two minors for nearly two years.

Christopher Peck, 40, of Springfield, pleaded guilty and admitted  that he used two minors, identified in court documents as Jane Doe #1 and John Doe #1, to produce child pornography between November 1, 2014, and January 8, 2016.

He also pleaded guilty to the receiving and  distribution of child pornography.

Co-defendant Tracy Ann Smith, 42, of Springfield, pleaded guilty on May 10, 2016, to one count of the sexual exploitation of a child and one count of receiving and distributing child pornography.

Smith admitted that she used Jane Doe #1 to produce child pornography between November 1, 2014, and January 8, 2016. Smith also admitted that she received and distributed child pornography during that time.

Under federal statutes, Peck and Smith are each subject to a mandatory minimum sentence of 15 years in federal prison without parole, up to a sentence of 50 years in federal prison without parole.

Sentencing hearings for Peck and Smith have not yet been scheduled.

(Edited press release)

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