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U.S. Attorney’s Office
Western District of Missouri

Thursday, May 23, 2013

Warrensburg Man Indicted for Child Porn

Project Safe Childhood


KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Tammy Dickinson, United States Attorney for the Western District of Missouri, announced today that a Warrensburg, Mo., man has been indicted by a federal grand jury for attempting to distribute child pornography over the Internet.

Jonathan R. Gilbert, 24, of Warrensburg, was charged in a three-count indictment returned by a federal grand jury in Kansas City, Mo., on Tuesday, May 21, 2013.

The federal indictment alleges that Gilbert attempted to distribute child pornography over the Internet on Sept. 14, 2011. Gilbert is also charged with receiving child pornography over the Internet on Oct. 9, 2011 and with possessing child pornography on Oct. 20, 2011.

Dickinson cautioned that 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.

This case is being prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Joseph M. Marquez. It was investigated by the FBI Cyber Crimes Task Force.

Project Safe Childhood

This case was brought as part of Project Safe Childhood, a nationwide initiative launched in May 2006 by the Department of Justice to combat the growing epidemic of child sexual exploitation and abuse. Led by the United States Attorneys' Offices and the Criminal Division's Child Exploitation and Obscenity Section, Project Safe Childhood marshals federal, state, and local resources to locate, apprehend, and prosecute individuals who sexually exploit children, and to identify and rescue victims. For more information about Project Safe Childhood, please visit . For more information about Internet safety education, please visit and click on the tab "resources."
Updated January 16, 2015