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Truck driver gets 20 year sentence

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The United States Attorney’s Office for the Western District of Missouri last week reported that a Kentucky truck driver, who was previously arrested in Wright County, has been sentenced to 20 years in federal prison without parole for child pornography.

The court reportedly sentenced Marshall to spend the rest of his life on supervised release following incarceration and he must pay $63,000 in restitution to his victims.

On June 17, 2018, Gregory Marshall, 59, of Paducah, Ky., was stopped by a Missouri State Highway Patrol trooper while driving a tractor trailer Highway 60 in Wright County.

The trooper discovered that Marshall was a non-compliant sex offender. He had three prior convictions for sexually abusing children that were age 4, 6 and 14.

In searching the sleeper berth of the tractor, a laptop computer was found with an external hard drive that contained child pornography. It featured 25,158 image and video files showing child pornography.

Marshall later admitted to downloading the images of adults and children and confessed he was in possession of the images of children likely as young as age 4. He also reportedly acknowledged

that some of the images depict children engaged in sexual acts with adults.

The case was prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney James J. Kelleher. It was also investigated by the Missouri State Highway Patrol and Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI).

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