A North Carolina man will serve life in prison without the possibility of parole after being found guilty of sexual exploitation of a child in Joplin.
Thirty four year old David Perkins was sentenced yesterday by a federal judge. Along with time behind bars, he was ordered to pay more than 6 thousand dollars in restitution to the victim.
In January of this year perkins was found guilty of crossing state lines into Missouri between 2014 and 2016 with the intent to engage in a sexual act with a child under the age of 12. He also admitted to using the child victim to produce child pornography and then distributing that content.