SPRINGFIELD, Mo. -- A man from Humansville was sentenced in federal court on Monday for receiving child pornography over the Internet. Jerry Troupe Jr., 51, was sentenced by U.S. District Judge Ortrie Smith to 15 years in federal prison without parole. The judge also ordered Troupe to forfeit to the government two desktop computers that were used to commit the offense.
Last Aug. 30, Troupe pleaded guilty to receiving child pornography over the Internet. Troupe admitted he shared child pornography over the Internet through a peer-to-peer filing sharing program.
On April 13, 2010, law enforcement officers executed a search warrant at Troupe’s home and seized two computers. A forensic examination of the two computers was conducted. The examiner found six videos and 27 photos of child pornography.
This case was investigated by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement's (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) and the Southwest Missouri Cyber Crimes Task Force.