|Christopher Allen Downs (SCSO)|
Stone County Prosecutor Matt Selby has charged a United States Marine with an Internet sex crime.
Sheriff Richard Hill says an investigation into Christopher Allen Downs, 26, of Seattle, began on April 27th after the man allegedly sent nude photos of himself to an undercover deputy posing as a teenager.
Downs, was serving in the United States Marine Corps and stationed in Camp Lejeune, North Carolina when the investigation began. He was deployed to Okinawa, and arrested as he returned from duty in Seattle on December 17th.
Stone County deputies worked closely with NCIS to locate Downs and have him returned back to the states to face charges. He is being held in Washington on $15,000 bond pending extradition to Missouri