A Fort Leonard Wood soldier is indicted on a count of using a minor to produce child pornography in Texas County.

Lawrence Ellrick, 34, an active duty soldier at Fort Leonard Wood, was charged in a two-count superseding indictment returned Wednesday by a federal grand jury in Springfield.

 

The superseding indictment replaces an indictment that was returned against Ellrick on Feb. 10, 2011, and includes an additional count of using a minor to produce child pornography between Jan. 1 and May 31, 2010, in Texas County.

As in the original indictment, Ellrick is also charged with possessing child pornography between Jan. 1 and May 31, 2010.

The indictment also contains a forfeiture allegation, which would require Ellrick to forfeit to the government any property used to commit the alleged offenses, including a desktop computer, a laptop computer, a computer hard drive and a digital camera.

This case is being prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney James J. Kelleher. It was investigated by the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement Office of Homeland Security Investigations and Army CID.

 

 

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