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St. Francois County Man Pleads Guilty in Federal Court to Possessing Child Porn

(St. Louis) U.S. District Court Judge Rodney Sippel accepted a guilty plea today from a St. Francois County man for possession of child porn.

A news release from the U.S. Attorney’s Office says Scott E. Reid of Park Hills will be sentenced in federal court on April 29th.

A grand jury had indicted Reid for the charge.

The news release says on or about August 11th of 2019, Reid uploaded multiple images of child sexual abuse material to a website.

The images included that of a minor female engaged in lascivious behavior.

On December 19th of 2019, a search warrant was executed at Reid’s residence where law enforcement seized computers and electronics where Reid had downloaded 3,344 images and 24 videos of child porn depicting juveniles engaged in sexual conduct.

Reid admitted he has viewed child porn beginning as early as 1995 through internet chat rooms.


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