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      Mid-Missouri man found guilty of producing child porn

      A federal jury has convicted a Boonville man of producing child pornography.

      The jury in Jefferson City handed down the verdict against 34-year-old Matthew Klopfenstine.

      Authorities say he and two other men took an eight year old minor to a Boonville motel to take dozens of pornographic pictures.

      The incident occured in June 2009.

      The pictures were discovered on a computer three months later when authorities served a search warrant at the home of Michael Martin of Troy, a friend of Klopfenstine.

      Under federal statutes, Klopfenstine faces a mandatory minimum sentence of 15 years in federal prison without parole.

      A sentencing hearing has not yet been scheduled.

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