Monday, September 8, 2008
Carthage Man Charged With Using MySpace Page To Entice Minors
A man from Carthage was charged in Federal Court today with enticing a minor for sexual activity; he was charged last Friday with possession of child pornography and failure to register as a sex offender in Jasper County.
The U.S. Attorney's office for the Western District of Missouri was alerted by the Center For Missing And Exploited Children who told them that, Ivron Butler, 44, was using his MySpace page to instant message young boys asking for nude photos, and offering to swap sexually explicit stories with them. And this isn't Butler's first time to face charges involving underage kids.
When cops served a search warrant on Butler's computer, they found images and videos of children in all stages of undress.
The U.S. attorney's office was assisted in their investigation by the Jasper County Sheriff's Department, The Carthage Police Department, and Immigration and Customs Enforcement.