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Missouri man indicted for producing child pornography

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. – A suburban Springfield man was indicted Tuesday by a federal grand jury for producing child pornography, and for receiving and distributing child pornography over the Internet.

This indictment resulted from an investigation by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI), and the Republic (Mo.) Police Department.

Dustin E. James, 30, of Republic, Mo., was charged in a two-count indictment alleging he used a minor, identified as "Jane Doe," to produce child pornography between July 1, 2012 and April 24, 2013. The indictment also alleges that James received and distributed child pornography over the Internet between Jan. 1, 2011 and April 24, 2013.

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.