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, 2019
Lincoln, Missouri, Man Arrested For Promoting Child Pornography
The Missouri State Highway Patrol’s Division of Drug and Crime Control announces the arrest of Jeremy Q. Prescott, 46, of Lincoln, Missouri, on Thursday, June 27, 2019, for promoting 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 Benton County Sheriff’s Office.
On Thursday, investigators executed a search warrant at Prescott’s residence located on Fairoaks Drive, in Lincoln. As a result of their search, investigators seized child pornography and computer equipment. Prescott was arrested and transported to the Benton County Jail. On Friday, June 28, 2019, the Benton County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office formally charged Prescott with one count of promoting child pornography and four counts of possession of child pornography. Prescott’s bond was set at $50,000.
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 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.
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