User Login    
 + Register
News : Ex School Board Member Pleads Guilty To Child Porn Again; Makes Plea Deal
Posted by Randy on 2014/1/17 6:46:44 (769 reads) News by the same author

For the second time in three months, former Sarcoxie School Board member John Lewis pleaded guilty Wednesday to possessing child pornography in a plea deal that would limit his term in a federal prison to two years without parole.

Click to see original Image in a new window

Lewis, 68, changed his plea to guilty at a hearing before Magistrate Judge David Rush in U.S. District Court in Springfield. A sentencing hearing will be scheduled after a pre-sentence investigation by the U.S. Probation Office.

Lewis accepted a plea offer in October that would have limited the prison time that he might face to no more than 10 years. But he was allowed to withdraw his guilty plea in November after switching attorneys. His new plea deal requires that he serve 10 years of supervised release after his prison term.

The conviction stems from a 2012 investigation by the Missouri State Highway Patrol into allegations that Lewis had exposed himself to some high school students who were working for him on his farm near Sarcoxie. Based on statements he made to investigators, a search warrant was obtained for his residence, and two desktop computers, a laptop computer and electronic storage devices were seized.

The computers contained 19 multimedia files of child pornography and 113 images of suspected child pornography, according to the U.S. attorney’s office for the Western District of Missouri. The files and images depicted children as young as 5.

Lewis was never charged with exposing himself to the two 16-year-old boys who worked on his farm. The students told investigators that the incident took place in the late spring of 2012. They disclosed that after they went swimming with him in a creek, he stood up in an all-terrain vehicle and pulled down his underwear, exposing himself to the student seated in front of him.

Lewis denied exposing himself to the students when investigators from the state patrol spoke with him in December 2012. But he acknowledged having downloaded on a computer some pictures of naked children from a nudist website, an admission that resulted in the search of his home.

Printer Friendly Page Send this Story to a Friend Create a PDF from the article


Other articles
2015/8/31 19:10:00 - Softball Schedule Release Gives Trenton Fans "Taste" Of Life In The GRC
2015/8/31 19:01:03 - Milan Routs Brashear For First Softball Win Of 2015
2015/8/31 13:33:06 - Mercer Cardinal Coaches Shows For Monday, 8/31/15
2015/8/31 10:27:40 - Lady Bulldogs Cruise Past Carrollton, Enter New Week Unbeaten
2015/8/31 10:15:39 - Redbirds Roll To East Harrison Tournament Title
2015/8/31 9:40:00 - Trenton H.S. Volleyball Finishes Third At Lone Jack Tournament
2015/8/31 9:25:26 - Chiefs Look Sharp In Friday Night Tennessee Takedown
2015/8/31 8:40:00 - Furious Second-Half Rally Falls Short, Trenton Bulldogs Drop To 1-1
2015/8/31 8:20:00 - Grundy R-5 Coaches Shows For Monday, 8/31/15
2015/8/31 7:30:00 - Accident North Of Carrollton Injures Teen
2015/8/31 6:21:23 - Public Invited To "Meet And Greet" First Responders September 11
2015/8/31 5:37:36 - Unemployment Rate Rises In Grundy County
2015/8/31 4:51:34 - New Law Requires Children To Be Vaccinated Before They Can Enter Daycare Or Preschool
2015/8/31 4:19:42 - Mother Pleads Guilty In Toddler's Drowning Death
2015/8/31 4:14:19 - Beef Genomic Value To Be Shown At Thompson Farm September 15
2015/8/31 4:04:14 - Man's First Drive In His New Truck Ends In Flames
2015/8/31 4:00:47 - Carthage Couple Arrested In Death Of 2-Year-Old Girl
2015/8/31 3:55:54 - Man Sentenced To 35 Years For Getting 11-Year-Old Pregnant
2015/8/28 17:19:39 - Missouri Highway Patrol Trooper Killed Audrain County Accident
2015/8/28 4:26:43 - Harrison County Man Arrested For Child Pornography
2015/8/28 4:14:50 - Opponents Of Missouri Hog Farm Win Court Ruling
2015/8/28 4:09:36 - Police Escort Fills In For Dad On First Day Of Kindergarten
2015/8/28 4:04:09 - Northeast Missouri Suspect Badly Hurt After Police Shooting
2015/8/28 4:00:11 - New Missouri Court Fines, Sex Ed Laws Set To Take Effect Today
2015/8/28 3:54:40 - Police Say Woman Found Getting High On Canned Air At Walmart
2015/8/27 14:18:52 - Milan Wildcat Coaches Shows For Thursday, 8/27/15
2015/8/27 13:50:00 - Trenton Lady Bulldogs Win Home Opener At Riverside CC
2015/8/27 12:10:32 - Trenton Tennis Beats Carrollton, 7-2
2015/8/27 11:59:59 - Lawson Sweeps Trenton In Tuesday Volleyball
2015/8/27 10:41:46 - Brookfield Downs Trenton In Head-To-Head Golf Duel



Bookmark this article at these sites

                   

Listen to KTTN-FM