Springfield, Mo. -- (3/8/2018) A Colorado man was sentenced in federal court on Thursday for the sexual exploitation of a 13-year-old Springfield victim.

Dominic Keith Pearson, 26, of Silverthorne, Colorado, was sentenced to 45 years in federal prison without parole.

On Oct. 11, 2017, Pearson pleaded guilty to coercion and enticement of a minor, sexual exploitation of a minor, transportation of a minor with intent to engage in illicit sexual activity and travel with the intent to engage in illicit sexual activity.

According to court documents, the 13-year-old child victim – identified in court documents as “Jane Doe” – was reported missing from her home in Springfield on Jan. 8, 2017. Investigators found a series of messages between Pearson and Jane Doe on a cell phone, indicating that Pearson was traveling to meet Jane Doe.

On Jan. 10, 2017, Pearson and Jane Doe were located in a truckers lounge at Petro Truck Stop off Interstate 70 near Oak Grove. Both Pearson and Jane Doe had luggage with them in the lounge. Pearson told investigators that he was taking Jane Doe to Denver, Colorado.

(Media Release)