Kirksville Man Faces Twenty-Five Years for Enticement of a Minor
St. Louis —Scott Walsh, 46, of Kirksville, was taken into federal custody today on an Indictment charging him with enticing a minor to engage in sexually explicit conduct. Specifically, it is alleged Walsh contacted a minor online and caused him to produce an obscene video of himself and share it with Walsh. Walsh, a prior sexual offender, is charged under Title 18, United States Code Section 2251(a), punishable under Section 2251(e), which calls for a minimum term of imprisonment of 25 years.
United States Attorney Jeff Jensen said “the allegations in this indictment are every parent’s nightmare. I applaud the continuing efforts of Project Safe Childhood and its state and local partner agencies in developing these difficult cases.”
Project Safe Childhood is the U.S. Department of Justice’s nationwide effort to develop and prosecute cases involving child pornography and exploitation.
The case was investigated by the Kirksville Police Department, the Shelbina Police Department, and the FBI, in cooperation with the Adair County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office. Assistant U.S. Attorney Colleen Lang is handling the case for the U.S. Attorney’s Office.