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Local business owner gets 290-year prison sentence in child porn case

A St. Louis man was sentenced this week to 290 years in prison on a dozen federal child pornography charges stemming from incidents that occurred at his south county business.

Leland Beasley was sentenced July 5 to 3,480 months in prison after a jury in April found him guilty of 10 counts of production of child pornography and two counts of possession of child pornography.

The 290-year sentence is largest ever imposed by the Eastern District of Missouri, according to the U.S. attorney’s office.

“While it’s ordinarily a picture that speaks a thousand words, in this instance it’s a sentence that is speaking a thousand words,” U.S. Attorney Richard Callahan stated in a news release.

Beasley owned and operated a video gaming business called Gamestation Sector 19 on Lemay Ferry Road, according to testimony presented at his trial. Several of the victims were molested by Beasley and videotaped at this business, prosecutors said. The 10 counts of child pornography production involve 10 different victims, prosecutors said.

Beasley appeared for sentencing before U.S. District Judge Carol E. Jackson. The case was investigated by Criminal Investigator Donya Jackson of the FBI, the St. Louis County Police Department and the Regional Computer Crimes and Enforcement Education Group. Assistant U.S. Attorney Rob Livergood prosecuted the case for the U.S. attorney’s office.

    Local business owner gets 290-year prison sentence in child porn case

    A St. Louis man was sentenced this week to 290 years in prison on a dozen federal child pornography charges stemming from incidents that occurred at his south county business.

    Leland Beasley was sentenced July 5 to 3,480 months in prison after a jury in April found him guilty of 10 counts of production of child pornography and two counts of possession of child pornography.

    The 290-year sentence is largest ever imposed by the Eastern District of Missouri, according to the U.S. attorney’s office.

    “While it’s ordinarily a picture that speaks a thousand words, in this instance it’s a sentence that is speaking a thousand words,” U.S. Attorney Richard Callahan stated in a news release.

    Beasley owned and operated a video gaming business called Gamestation Sector 19 on Lemay Ferry Road, according to testimony presented at his trial. Several of the victims were molested by Beasley and videotaped at this business, prosecutors said. The 10 counts of child pornography production involve 10 different victims, prosecutors said.

    Beasley appeared for sentencing before U.S. District Judge Carol E. Jackson. The case was investigated by Criminal Investigator Donya Jackson of the FBI, the St. Louis County Police Department and the Regional Computer Crimes and Enforcement Education Group. Assistant U.S. Attorney Rob Livergood prosecuted the case for the U.S. attorney’s office.

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