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Park Hills Missouri man pleads guilty to possession of child pornography

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, Eastern District of Missouri

ST. LOUIS – United States District Court Judge Rodney W. Sippel accepted a plea of guilty from Scott E. Reid on today’s date for possession of child pornography.  A grand jury in the Eastern District of Missouri previously indicted Reid for the charge.  Judge Sippel set sentencing for April 29, 2022. 


According to the plea agreement, on or about August 11, 2019, Reid uploaded via the internet multiple images of child sexual abuse material to a website.  Uploaded were images including that of a minor female engaged in lascivious behavior. 


On December 19, 2019, a search warrant was executed at the residence of Reid in St. Francois County, Missouri.  Law enforcement seized computers and electronics on which Reid had downloaded from the internet 3,344 images and 24 videos of child pornography depicting juveniles engaged in sexual conduct.  Reid admitted that he has viewed child pornography beginning as early as 1995 through internet chatrooms. 


The case was investigated by the U.S. Secret Service, the Missouri State Highway Patrol, the Missouri State Technical Assistance Team and the St. Francis County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office.

Updated January 28, 2022

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