Advance man sentenced to 11 years for possessing child pornography

CAPE GIRARDEAU – The United States Attorney’s Office announced that Darrell D. Meador Jr., age 38, of Advance, Missouri, has been sentenced to serve 11 years in federal prison for the offense of Possession of Child Pornography.


Meador appeared for his sentencing hearing Tuesday before United States District Judge Stephen N. Limbaugh, Jr. at the federal courthouse in Cape Girardeau, Missouri.


According to court documents, Meador began serving a term of supervised release in 2018 following his release from federal prison for a prior child pornography conviction.


Last May, Meador’s probation officer discovered images of child pornography on a cell phone he was using. At his guilty plea hearing earlier this year, Meador admitted that he used the cell phone to search for child pornography over the internet.


After serving his 11-year sentence, Meador will be placed on supervised release for the rest of his life.


He will also be required to continue registering as a sex offender.


This case was investigated by the United States Probation Office. Assistant United States Attorney Jack Koester handled the prosecution for the Government