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
July 27, 2023
Viburnum, Missouri Man Arrested For Possession Of Child Pornography
The Missouri State Highway Patrol’s Division of Drug and Crime Control announces the arrest of Kristopher L. Cain, 27, of Viburnum, Missouri. Cain was arrested on July 26, 2023, for four counts of possession of child pornography and one count of promoting child pornography, following an investigation by the Division of Drug and Crime Control’s Digital Forensics Investigations Unit. Investigators with the State Technical Assistance Team also assisted in the investigation.
On Wednesday, July 26, 2023, investigators executed a search warrant at Cain’s Viburnum, Missouri home. During a search of Cain’s cellular telephone, investigators discovered videos of child pornography. Investigators interviewed Cain who admitted to downloading child pornography, over the last year, using his cellular telephone. Cain is currently being held in the Iron County jail, with no bond.
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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