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Child Porn Producer Sentenced To 40 Years In Prison

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DENVER (CBS4)- A convicted producer of child pornography has been sentenced to serve 480 years in federal prison.

Jeffery Allan Mueller of Douglas County was convicted on five counts of production of child pornography and one count of transportation of child pornography.

Mueller, 39, was first arrested on July 26, 2011. He was indicted by a federal grand jury in Denver on August 16, 2011. Mueller pleaded guilty to all counts included in the indictment on July 9. He was sentenced Oct. 4.

During the course of the prosecution, the government identified at least six additional producers of child pornography, and were able to rescue approximately 35 additional child victims of ongoing sexual abuse who were depicted in images of child pornography.

All of the children are now in a safe place. Also, at the time of Mueller’s arrest, agents and officers rescued a minor child Mueller was using to produce child pornography. The child has since been relocated and is also in a safe place.

According to publicly available facts, including information in the indictment, between September 2006 and December 2009, Mueller used a minor with the intent that the minor engage in sexually explicit conduct for the purpose of producing child pornography and then transported that child pornography across state and international lines. The indictment alleges that Mueller produced over 50 images of child pornography on five separate occasions.

Producing child pornography includes taking still photographs or video of children where the images depict those children in sexually explicit poses or activity.

“Sexually abusing children to produce pornography is morally beyond the pale, and as this sentence justly reflects, subject to severe criminal punishment,” said U.S. Attorney John Walsh. “Thanks to the dedication of Assistant U.S. Attorneys and the FBI, 35 children have been rescued from this horror, and over six men producing these images have been removed from their communities.”

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