The Missouri State Highway Patrol’s Division of Drug and Crime Control have announced the arrest of David K. Winton, 57, of Jasper, Missouri, for promoting child pornography.
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 Missouri Digital Forensic Center.
Investigators executed a search warrant at Winton’s residence located on Base Line Boulevard, in Jasper. As a result of their search, investigators seized child pornography and computer equipment. Winton was arrested and transported to the Jasper County Jail. The Jasper County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office formally charged Winton with one count of promoting child pornography. Winton’s bond was set at $50,000.
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 communications with children.
The Digital Forensics Investigative Unit is partially funded by the Missouri Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force. The Missouri Digital Forensic Center is a joint effort of the Missouri Department of Public Safety, Missouri Department of Social Services, and the Missouri National Guard Counterdrug Program, and is coordinated by the Missouri State Highway Patrol.