The Joplin Globe, Joplin, MO

Crime & Courts

March 10, 2014

Vernon County man arrested in child pornography probe

NEVADA, Mo. — A 42-year-old suspect is being held at the Vernon County Jail on charges of sexual exploitation of a minor and possession of child pornography as a result of an investigation that began in Atlanta.

Curt L. Bowman was arrested Friday when Vernon County deputies and members of the Southwest Missouri Cyber Crimes Task Force served a federal search warrant on his home outside Nevada. He remained in custody Monday on a $100,000 bond.

Vernon County Sheriff Jason Mosher said the search warrant stemmed from an investigation of the Cobb County Police Department in Atlanta. Detectives there recently contacted Mosher’s office and the search warrant was served.

Mosher said while state charges have been filed, he expects federal prosecutors to take over the case in the near future.


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