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Glenwood Man Arrested For Possession Of Child Pornography

Written by on July 7, 2022

The Missouri State Highway Patrol’s Division of Drug and Crime Control announces the arrest of James Darrick Beeler, 50, of Glenwood, on Wednesday for possession of 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 and the Missouri Digital Forensic Center.

James D. Beeler of Glenwood was arrested Wednesday and charged with five counts of Possession of Child Pornography.
(Photo Courtesy Adair County Sheriff’s Department)

On Wednesday, investigators executed a search warrant at Beeler’s residence on State Highway H, in Glenwood. As a result of their search, investigators seized child pornography and computer equipment. Beeler was arrested and transported to the Schuyler County Jail.

The Schuyler County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office formally charged Beeler with five counts of possession of child pornography. Beeler remains in custody at the Adair County Jail, with a bond of $100,000. The Patrol was assisted by the Schuyler County Sheriff’s Office.

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.

The above 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.