Gladstone man sentenced to 18 years for child pornography

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — A Gladstone, Mo. man was sentenced to 18 years and four months in federal prison without parole on charges related to receiving and attempting to distribute child pornography on the internet, U.S. Attorney Tammy Dickinson announced on Tuesday.

35-year-old Jack E. Grubb III pleaded guilty to receiving child pornography over the internet in October 2013. Grubb also admitted attempting to distribute the illicit material in November of the same year.

Undercover law enforcement officers downloaded a number of pornographic images featuring children from Grubb’s computer. A search warrant was then executed at Grubb’s home and his computer was seized, which yielded more child pornography on various hard drives and SD cards.

In addition to Grubb’s 18-year sentence, the court also sentenced him to supervised release for the rest of his life following incarceration.