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 Shawn Griggs
June 28, 2018
Jefferson City Man Arrested For Promoting Child Pornography
The Missouri State Highway Patrol’s Division of Drug and Crime Control announces the arrest of Dana P. Cline, 50, of Jefferson City, Missouri, on June 27, 2018, for promoting and possession of child pornography. The arrest was the result of an investigation conducted by members of the Division of Drug and Crime Control’s Digital Forensics Investigative Unit. The Patrol was assisted by the Jefferson City Police Department.
On Wednesday, June 27, 2018, investigators executed a search warrant at Cline’s residence located on Ridgeway Drive, in Jefferson City. As a result of their search, investigators seized child pornography and computer equipment. Cline was arrested and transported to the Cole County Jail. Cole County Prosecuting Attorney Mark Richardson formally charged Cline with promoting child pornography in the first degree and five counts of possession of child pornography. His bond was set at $100,000.
The Division of Drug and Crime Control encourages Internet users to report promptly to the Patrol or local law enforcement anyone who attempts to engage in unwanted, inappropriate, or sexualized communications with children. The Digital Forensics Investigative Unit is partially funded by the Missouri Department of Public Safety State Cyber Crime Grant and the Missouri Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force.
The above charges are mere accusations 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.