Carl Junction man pleads guilty to sex crime

Guilty Plea

CARL JUNCTION, Mo. – A Carl Junction man pleads guilty to the sexual exploitation of a 14-year-old victim.

Damion Spillman entered the plea today, July 19, 2021, before U.S. Chief Magistrate Judge David P. Rush.

According to the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Western District of Missouri,

“By pleading guilty today, Spillman admitted to enticing a 14-year-old victim to give him a pornographic video and photos of herself. Spillman received the nude images and video from Jane Doe between late November 2019 and January 2020. Spillman admitted to threatening the victim when she reported to the authorities that Spillman was making her give him nude images.”

Under federal statutes, Spillman is subject to a mandatory minimum sentence of 15 years in federal prison without parole, up to a sentence of 30 years in federal prison without parole.

The courts will determine Spillman’s sentence based on the advisory sentencing guidelines and other statutory factors. Court officials will schedule a sentencing hearing after the completion of a presentence investigation by the U.S. Probation Office.

This case is being prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Stephanie L. Wan. The Southwest Missouri Cyber Crimes Task Force and Homeland Security Investigation both investigated the case.