MISSOURI STATE HIGHWAY PATROL
a division of the
DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY
Division of Drug and Crime Control-P.O. Box 568, Jefferson City, Missouri 65102
For further information please contact:
Sergeant Darrin Haslag
August 31, 2023
Country Club, Missouri, Man Arrested For Possession Of Child Pornography
The Missouri State Highway Patrol’s Division of Drug and Crime Control announces the arrest of Travis C. Gross, 42, of Country Club, Missouri. Gross was arrested on August 30, 2023, for six counts of possession of child pornography following an investigation by the Division of Drug and Crime Control’s Digital Forensics Investigative Unit.
On Wednesday, August 30, 2023, investigators executed a search warrant at Gross’ residence located in Country Club, Missouri. During the execution of the search warrant, investigators located video files of child pornography stored on an electronic device found within the residence. During a subsequent interview with investigators, Gross admitted to downloading and possessing the child pornography.
On August 31, 2023, the Andrew County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office formally charged Gross with six counts of possession of child pornography. Gross is currently being held in the Andrew County Jail with no bond. The Country Club (Missouri) Police Department and Andrew County Sheriff’s Office assisted in the investigation.
The Division of Drug and Crime Control encourages internet users to promptly report to the Patrol or local law enforcement anyone who attempts to engage in unwanted, inappropriate, or sexualized communications with children.
The above charges are mere accusation and are not evidence of guilt. Evidence in support of these charges must be presented before a court of competent jurisdiction whose duty is to determine guilt or innocence.
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