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Springfield Man, Woman Plead Guilty to Child Exploitation Enterprise | USAO-WDMO


SPRINGFIELD, Mo. – A Springfield man and a Springfield woman have pleaded guilty in federal court to engaging in a child exploitation enterprise that victimized at least three children.

Kevin Grant McMillan (35) pled guilty today before U.S. Magistrate Judge David P. Rush, to child exploitation between Jan. 1, 2017, and Nov. 6, 2019.

McMillan, who pleaded guilty today, admitted to engaging in several felony violations including the sexual abuse of minors and the receiving and distributing of child pornography. These felony offenses, which can involve more than one minor victim and three or more incidents, constitute a child exploitation operation.

Christine Marie Rossiter of Springfield, 36, was also charged. She pleaded guilty to that charge on Thursday, 28 June.

According to today’s plea agreement, the federal investigation began in May 2019 when the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children notified law enforcement that McMillan had uploaded three files of child pornography through his Gmail account. McMillan was also being investigated by the Springfield Police Department in another case that involved an 8-year old victim. Jane Doe is identified in court papers as McMillan. Additional Google accounts containing child pornography were also identified by Springfield police officers.

On Nov. 6, 2019, law enforcement officers executed a search warrant at McMillan’s residence, where they contacted a second, 15-year-old victim, identified in court documents as Jane Doe 1, and a 17-year-old minor. Five laptops, two hard drives and a cell phone were seized by officers. Jane Doe 1 and Jane Doe 2 were the child victims. A forensic analyst also found images of Jane Doe 3, a third victim (a toddler named Jane Doe in court documents). There were total of 27,542 pornographic videos and images of child erotica and subjects whose ages are difficult to determine. There were 682 videos and images of bestiality pornography. These devices had 111 images and videos that contained child exploitive animated pornography.

Investigators found additional child pornography in McMillan’s Dropbox account.

Investigators found SMS messages and MMS messaging between McMillan & Rossiter between Jan. 1, 2018, and April 2, 2019. The messaging included pornography involving bestiality, bondage, and incest. They discussed having sexual contact with children and other people in a Facebook conversation that took place between March 2019 to May 2019. McMillan wanted to have sexual contact in April 2019 with John Doe (a 13-year old minor male)

Investigators also discovered conversations between McMillan, McMillan and another codefendant. McMillan claimed he wanted Jane Doe 1 to be drugged and sexually assaulted (who was then 13 years old). According to the co-defendant, she said that she would be willing to assist him in drugging and sexually assaulting children and adults. McMillan also sent Jane Doe 1 & Jane Doe 3 to this co-defendant. From January 2017 to April 2019, McMillan and Jane Doe 1 exchanged sexually explicit images of Jane Doe 3 and Jane Doe 1. They had also discussed having sexual contact with their children, having children together, and having them immunized.

McMillan or Rossiter can each be sentenced to a mandatory minimum of 20 years imprisonment in federal jail without parole or to a term of life without parole under federal statutes. Congress has set the maximum sentence. This information is only for informational purposes. The court will decide the sentencing of each defendant based on the advisory sending guidelines and other factors. After the United States Probation Office completes presentence investigations, sentencing hearings will take place.

Ami Harshad Millie, Assistant U.S. Prosecutor is prosecuting the case. It was investigated jointly by Homeland Security Investigations, Southwest Missouri Cyber Crimes Task Force and Springfield, Mo. Police Department.

Project Safe Childhood

Project Safe Childhood was a nationwide initiative that the Department of Justice launched in May 2006 to address the increasing epidemic of child sexual abuse and exploitation. Project Safe Childhood, which is led by the U.S. Attorneys’ Offices and Criminal Division’s Child Exploitation and Obscenity Section of the Criminal Division, marshals federal and local resources to locate and apprehend those who exploit children sexually and to rescue and protect victims. Visit www.usdoj.gov/psc for more information on Project Safe Childhood. Click on the tab “Resources” to find out more about Internet safety education.

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