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Joplin man indicted for producing child pornography

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. – A Joplin man was indicted by a federal grand jury today for victimizing two children to produce child pornography.

Russell Myers, 44, was charged in a two-count indictment returned by a federal grand jury in Springfield.

Today’s indictment charges Myers with two counts of using minor victims, identified in court documents as “Jane Doe” and “John Doe,” to produce child pornography from Jan. 1 to Feb. 20, 2024.

The charges contained in this indictment 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.

This case is being prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney James J. Kelleher. It was investigated by the Southwest Missouri Cyber Crimes Task Force, the Jasper County, Mo., Sheriff’s Department, and the Joplin, Mo., Police Department.

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