Convicted Child Porn Producer Receives 40 Years
KREX News Room
DENVER- Thirty-nine-year-old Jeffrey Allan Mueller of Douglas County has been sentenced by a federal judge to serve 40 years in prison for multiple counts of child pornography.
Mueller, who appeared at the sentencing hearing in custody, was remanded immediately following the hearing.
Mueller was first arrested based on a criminal complaint filed on July 26, 2011.
He was indicted by a federal grand jury in Denver on August 16 of that same year.
Mueller pleaded guilty to all counts included in the indictment.
During the course of the prosecution, the government identified at least six additional producers of child pornography; officials were also able to rescue approximately 35 additional child victims of ongoing sexual abuse who were depicted in images of child pornography.
Court documents reveal that between September 2006 and December 2009, Mueller used a minor with the intent that the minor engage in sexually explicit conduct for the purpose of producing child pornography; he then transported that child pornography across state and international lines.
The indictment alleged that Mueller produced over 50 images of child pornography on five separate occasions.
This case was investigated by the Denver FBI Innocent Images Task Force.
The Parker Police Department and the Douglas County District Attorney’s Office also participated and rendered assistance.
This case was brought as part of Project Safe Childhood, a nationwide initiative launched in May 2006 by the Department of Justice to combat the growing epidemic of child sexual exploitation and abuse.
For more information about Project Safe Childhood, visit www.usdoj.gov/psc .