Whitaker Sentenced to 30 Years for Child Porn

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thumb_9d889a17293f5a8A man from Ozark is sentenced in federal court for using minors to produce child pornography.

Fifty-four-year-old Dennis Whitaker will serve 30 years in federal prison without parole, and remain on supervised probation upon release.

Whitaker pleaded guilty to 2 counts of sexually exploiting a minor. He admitted to using 2 minors to produce pornography in Stone and Taney Counties between January 1st, 2010 and January 1st, 2013.

Whitaker is also facing state charges related to the exploitation of these victims.

This case was prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney James J. Kelleher. It was investigated by the Stone County Sheriff’s Department and the Ozark Police Department.