The Missouri State Highway Patrol's Division of Drug and Crime Control announces the arrest of James E. Reeb, 65, of Newburg, Missouri, for promoting and possession of child pornography on May 5, 2017.
The Missouri State Highway Patrol’s Division of Drug and Crime Control announces the arrest of James E. Reeb, 65, of Newburg, Missouri, for promoting and possession of child pornography on May 5, 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. The Patrol was assisted by the Phelps County Sheriff’s Office.
On Friday, May 5, 2017, investigators executed a search warrant at Reeb’s residence located in the 16,000 block of State Route T, in Newburg. As a result of the contact, investigators located child pornography and computer equipment used to commit the crime. Reeb was arrested and transported the Phelps County Jail. The Phelps County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office formally charged Reeb with promoting first degree child pornography and possession of child pornography. Bond was set at $250,000.
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 communication 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 charge is a mere accusation and is not evidence of guilt. Evidence in support of the charge must be presented before a court of competent jurisdiction whose duty is to determine guilt or innocence.