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Division of Drug and Crime Control- P.O. Box 568, Jefferson City, Missouri 65102

News Release

For further information please contact: Sergeant Shawn Griggs
February 14, 2018

EMPHASIS: Bonne Terre Man Arrested For Promoting Child Pornography

The Missouri State Highway Patrol’s Division of Drug and Crime Control announces the arrest of Kenneth L. Carrow, 53, of Bonne Terre, Missouri, on February 13, 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.
On Tuesday, February 13, 2018, investigators executed a search warrant at Carrow’s residence located on Mound Street, in Bonne Terre, Missouri. As a result of their search, investigators located child pornography and computer equipment used to commit the crimes. Carrow was arrested and transported to the St. Francois County Jail. The St. Francois County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office formally charged Carrow with promoting child pornography in the first degree and two counts of possession of child pornography. Bond was set at $150,000.
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.