KANSAS CITY, Mo. – United States Attorney for the Western District of Missouri, Tammy Dickinson, has announced that a Gladstone, Mo., man pleaded guilty today in federal court to charges related to receiving and attempting to distribute child pornography over the Internet.

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According to a news release, Jack E. Grubb III, 34, pleaded guilty to all three counts of a September 10, 2015, federal indictment before U.S. Chief District Judge Greg Kays. Grub was taken into custody at the conclusion of the hearing.

By pleading guilty, Grubb admitted to receiving child pornography over the Internet on October 27, 2013, attempting to distribute child pornography over the Internet on November 7, 2013, and being in possession of child pornography on January 23, 2014.

Grubb is subject to a mandatory minimum sentence of five years in federal prison without parole, up to a sentence of 50 years in federal prison without parole, under federal statutes.

This case was investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation. It is being prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Catherine A. Connelly.