A teacher at Fort Zumwalt West Middle School in St. Charles County, Missouri, has been charged with Internet pornography crimes. The charges come after a police cyber crimes unit investigated the teacher, 38, according to officials. He was charged with possession of child pornography in Lincoln County, Missouri
A recent case from Boone County, Missouri, illustrates the positive results that can occur when a defendant charged with internet pornography crimes mounts a vigorous defense.
A Florissant, Missouri, man who worked as a high school tennis coach and substitute teacher has been indicted in federal court in St. Louis, Missouri, for allegedly engaging in Internet pornography crimes.
The third of six defendants in an alleged sex trafficking case in Missouri has pleaded guilty. A 33-year-old man from Kirkwood, Missouri, entered his plea last month in U.S. District Court. Authorities say a woman was used as a sex slave for years at a mobile home near Lebanon, Missouri, where the residents allegedly held her and posted videos and other images of the woman online. Authorities say the male homeowner also let other men come to the trailer to torture the woman and force her to perform sex acts.
Part of the difficulty in tracking down suspects of cybercrime in Missouri or anywhere else in the country is determining jurisdiction--that is to say, when a suspect is in one state but his activities cross state lines, prosecutors are sometimes unsure where to bring charges. But a new e-crime unit is being created in California to help investigators in that state mitigate some of those issues.