Judge sentences O’Fallon, Missouri man for the receipt of child pornography | USAO-EDMO

ST. LOUIS – Jason McCraw, age 47, of O’Fallon, Missouri, appeared before United States District Court Judge Sarah E. Pitlyk on today’s date.  Based on a previous plea of guilty, McCraw was sentenced to 72 months in federal prison followed by a lifetime of supervised release for the receipt of child pornography.   

According to the plea agreement, on November 26, 2019, a social networking application reported its detection of twenty-six images of child pornography on an account belonging to McCraw.   On June 10, 2020, a search warrant was executed at the St. Charles County residence of McCraw and multiple electronic items belonging to him were seized. 

Additionally, McCraw provided law enforcement with his Apple iPhone cellular telephone and the password associated with the phone.  On June 10, 2020, McCraw admitted to law enforcement that he had possibly over one hundred images or videos of child pornography on his cellular telephone and that he had been downloading child pornography from the internet for four to five years.

On the Apple iPhone, law enforcement found 2,398 images and 101 videos of child pornography that had been downloaded by McCraw from the internet onto his phone. Law enforcement also located multiple digital communication over the social networking application Kik Messenger in which McCraw discusses his sexual interest in minors and traded child sexual abuse material and child erotica with others via social media. 

This case was investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the St. Charles County Police Department Cybercrime Unit. 

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