A Warrensburg man is facing multiple felony’s following a search warrant on Wednesday.
On Wednesday, June 24, investigators with the Missouri State Highway Patrol’s Division of Drug and Crime Control’s Digital Forensic Investigative Unit executed a search warrant at the home of 39-year-old Ronald John Booker on Anderson Street in Warrensburg. As a result of the search, investigators seized child pornography and computer equipment. Booker was arrested and transported to the Johnson County Jail.
Booker has been charged with three counts of a Class B Felony for Promoting Child Pornography in the First Degree. Bond has been set at $35,000 cash only.
Upon his release, the court has ordered that Booker is not to have contact of any kind with children under the age of 18 years of age. It is further ordered he is to have no access to any internet capable devices or be anywhere that has internet. He is not to use social media and all internet capable devices are to be removed from his home or anywhere he may go. If released, Booker will be required to wear a GPS monitoring device and cannot be within 1,000 feet of any parks, schools, pools, gymnasiums, or anywhere that children may congregate.
Booker’s Initial Arraignment is set for 9 a.m. on Friday, June 26 at Johnson County Circuit Court.
These charges are mere accusations and are not evidence of guilt. Evidence in support of these charges must be presented before a court of competent jurisdiction whose duty is to determine guilt or innocence.
The Patrol was assisted by the Warrensburg Police Department and the Missouri Digital Forensic Center.
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.
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