Lebanon Man Arrested For Failing To Register As A Sex Offender And Possession Of Child Pornography

MSHP News Release

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

News Release

For further information please contact: Sergeant Shawn Griggs
573-526-6236
0322017
March 2, 2017
     

EMPHASIS: Lebanon Man Arrested For Failing To Register As A Sex Offender And Possession Af Child Pornography

The Missouri State Highway Patrol’s Division of Drug and Crime Control announces the arrest of George Wayne Scott, 62, of Lebanon, Missouri, for failing to register as a sex offender and possession of child pornography on February 28, 2017. The arrest was the result of an investigation conducted by members of the Division of Drug and Crime Control’s Digital Forensics Investigative Unit. Scott is being held in the Laclede County Jail without bond. The Patrol was assisted by the Lebanon Police Department.
On Tuesday, investigators executed a search warrant at Scott’s residence located in the 500 block of Bennett Avenue, in Lebanon. As a result of the contact, investigators located child pornography and computer equipment used to commit the crimes. Scott was arrested and transported to the Laclede County Jail. The Laclede County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office formally charged Scott with three counts of possession of child pornography and one count of failing to register as a sex offender.
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’s 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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