David M. Ketchmark, Acting United States Attorney for the Western District of Missouri, says Michael Alan Crippen, 53, of Duenweg, must also serve a term of 20 years of supervised release following his incarceration.
Crippen, the pastor at
Ketchmark says Crippen admitted that in August 2009 he downloaded ten images of child pornography from a website, and viewed images of adult and child pornography via the internet for several years.
According to court documents,
Crippen was identified during an investigation by the Dutch National Police
into a website in the
On October 13, officers took his laptop and desktop computers from his home. They say they found at least 100 images of child pornography on the computers, including children under 10 years of age.
Ketchmark says in Crippen's plea agreement, he stated that he'd prayed for God to
intervene in his pornography problem.
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