COURT PROCEEDING SCHEDULED FOR TEEN FACING CHILD PORNOGRAPHY CHARGE

A Sedalia teenager who has been charged with multiple felonies involving child pornography last year has a court proceeding scheduled for this week.

According to the Sedalia Police Department, on February 12, 2019, the department was made aware that nude and/or seminude photos of several local underage females had been posted to several Instagram accounts traced to 17-year-old Kenkori Lenell Grant Jr. Execution of a search warrant at a residence three days later led to the arrest of Grant.

Grant, who is now 18, has been charged with two counts of a Class B Felony for Promoting Child Pornography to a Minor in the Second Degree; an Unclassified Felony for Trafficking for the Purpose of Sexual Exploitation; and a misdemeanor for furnishing or attempting to furnish pornographic material to a minor. Bond remains at $100,000 cash or surety. On March 12, 2019, the court denied Grant’s request to have his bond reduced.

Grant entered a not-guilty plea on August 5, 2019.

A case review in the matter is scheduled to be held at 1:30 p.m. on Wednesday, July 1, at Pettis County Circuit Court.

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