Two Exeter, Mo., men have pleaded guilty to charges of child exploitation and child pornography.


Two Exeter, Mo., men have pleaded guilty to charges of child exploitation and child pornography.

Nicholas Bee, 23, pleaded guilty before U.S. District Judge Richard E. Dorr today to receiving and distributing child pornography over the Internet between Oct. 1, 2008, and Oct. 7, 2010.

Stephen Bee, 34, pleaded guilty on June 21, 2011, to exploiting a child victim to produce child pornography on Sept. 5, 2010.

Under federal statutes, Nicholas Bee is subject to a mandatory minimum sentence of five years in federal prison without parole, up to 15 years in federal prison without parole, plus a fine up to $250,000.

Stephen Bee is subject to a mandatory minimum sentence of 15 years in federal prison without parole, up to 30 years in federal prison without parole, plus a fine up to $250,000.

Sentencing hearings will be scheduled after the completion of presentence investigations by the United States Probation Office.