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Poplar Bluff man sentenced to 30 years for child porn production

David Lee Cathey (Source: Cape Girardeau County Jail) David Lee Cathey (Source: Cape Girardeau County Jail)

POPLAR BLUFF, MO (KFVS) - The United States Attorney's Office announced Monday that a Butler County man was sentenced on felony child pornography charges.

David L. Cathey, 62, of Poplar Bluff, was sentenced to 30 years imprisonment on two felony charges for producing child pornography. He appeared before the U.S. District Judge John A. Ross in Cape Girardeau. Upon on completion of that sentence, he will be placed on supervised release for the remainder of his life.

Previously with his plea, the attorney's office said Cathey admitted that over a period of several years he took photographic images of two minor females whom he caused to engage in sexually explicit conduct. Both children were less than 12 years old when Cathey started taking the photographs.

According to the plea, Cathey stored some of the sexually explicit images on a compact disc. The images of the children were discovered when Cathey sold his computer and failed to remove the compact disc containing the photographs.

The Poplar Bluff Police Department, the Southeast Cyber Crimes Task Force, the Butler County Sheriff's Department and the Federal Bureau of Investigation are commended for their efforts to jointly investigate this case. Assistant United States Attorney Abbie Crites-Leoni handled the prosecution for the government.

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