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Matthew M. Hansen pled guilty to charges of attempting to entice minor boys to engage in sexually explicit conduct for him to videotape between 2007 and 2012.
Hansen, 39, Winfield, pled guilty to eight felony counts of attempted production of child pornography before United States District Judge Jean C. Hamilton, in St. Louis. Sentencing has been set for Oct. 4, 2013.
Each count of attempted production of child pornography carries a penalty range of 15 to 30 years in prison and/or fines up to $250,000. In determining the actual sentences, a Judge is required to consider the U.S. sentencing guidelines, which provide recommended sentencing ranges.