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Fredericktown man pleads guilty to sexual exploitation of child

CAPE GIRARDEAU, MO (KFVS) -

A Fredericktown man pleaded guilty to sexual exploitation of a child.

Ryan John Unger, 39, of Fredericktown pleaded guilty Monday to one felony count of sexual exploitation of a child.

Unger admitted to producing pictures depicting a minor female child engaged in sexually explicit conduct.  Unger also admitted to uploading the images to his computer and a peer to peer account for distribution to others, according to the United State's Attorney's Office Eastern District of Missouri.

An undercover police office from Colorado Springs, Colorado initiated the investigation.

He faces a mandatory sentence of 15 to 25 years in prison and a $250,000 fine.

Unger's sentencing is set for December 19.

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