KANSAS CITY, Mo. – According to Tammy Dickinson, United States Attorney for the Western District of Missouri,  a Gladstone man was sentenced in federal court today on charges related to receiving and attempting to distribute child pornography over the Internet. justice-dept.-logo

Jack E. Grubb III, 35, of Gladstone, was sentenced by U.S. Chief District Judge Greg Kays to 18 years and four months in federal prison without parole. The court also sentenced Grubb to supervised release for the rest of his life following incarceration.

On March 23, 2016, Grubb pleaded guilty to receiving child pornography over the Internet on Oct. 27, 2013. Grubb also admitted that he attempted to distribute child pornography over the Internet on Nov. 7, 2013, and that he was in possession of child pornography on Jan. 23, 2014.

Grubb utilized a peer-to-peer file-sharing program to receive and distribute child pornography. Undercover law enforcement officers downloaded a number of child pornography images from Grubb’s computer, which made at least 25 files of interest available. Among the downloaded files were one 13-minute and one 10-minute video that depicted graphic sexual assaults by an adult male on little girls between 8-to-9 and 10-to-12 years old. A search warrant was executed at Grubb’s residence and his computer equipment was seized.

Grubb kept a substantial amount of child pornography on various hard drives and SD cards. Some of the images were of adult males engaged in sexual activity with children who appeared to be as young as two years of age. In addition, one 26-minute video depicted a 9-to-10-year-old female.

This case was prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Catherine A. Connelly. It was investigated by the FBI.