KANSAS CITY, MO—David M. Ketchmark, Acting United States Attorney for the Western District of Missouri, announced that a Claycomo, Missouri man was indicted by a federal grand jury today for receiving child pornography over the Internet.
Jason Romdall, 33, of Claycomo, was charged in a two-count indictment returned by a federal grand jury in Kansas City, Missouri.
Today’s indictment alleges that Romdall received child pornography on March 26, 2012. Romdall is also charged with being in possession of child pornography, in addition to and apart from the images in the first count, on March 28, 2012.
The federal indictment also contains a forfeiture allegation, which would require Romdall to forfeit to the government any property used to commit the alleged offenses, including a Samsung cellular phone.
This case is being prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Teresa Moore. It was investigated by U.S. Probation and Parole and the FBI.
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 www.usdoj.gov/psc. For more information about Internet safety education, please visit www.usdoj.gov/psc and click on the tab “Resources.”