Perryville man sentenced to 87 months in federal prison for possessing child pornography

CAPE GIRARDEAU – The United States Attorney’s Office has announced that a 37-year-old Perryville man has been sentenced to serve 87 months in federal prison for possession of child pornography.

Jonathan D. Drury was sentenced last week before United States District Judge Stephen N. Limbaugh, Jr. at the federal courthouse in Cape Girardeau, Missouri.


According to court documents, law enforcement officials executed a search warrant at

Drury’s residence in June 2021 after developing probable cause that he was obtaining videos

containing child pornography over the internet.


Drury’s cell phone was seized, which was found to contain numerous videos depicting young children being sexually abused.


At his guilty plea hearing earlier this year, Drury admitted that he downloaded the videos from various websites.


After serving his 87-month sentence, Drury will be placed on supervised release for life. He will also be required to register as a sex offender.


This case was investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Missouri State Highway Patrol.