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Doniphan, Mo., woman arrested for possession of child pornography

Rosemary H. Straughn, 29, of Doniphan, Mo. was arrested in Ripley County for possession of...
Rosemary H. Straughn, 29, of Doniphan, Mo. was arrested in Ripley County for possession of child pornography. (Source: Ripley County Sheriff's Office)((Source: Ripley County Sheriff's Office))
Published: Feb. 26, 2020 at 1:24 PM CST
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DONIPHAN, Mo. (KFVS) - A Doniphan, Mo., woman arrested for possession of child pornography.

The Missouri State Highway Patrol’s Division of Drug and Crime Control have arrested Rosemary H. Straughn, 29, of Doniphan, Mo. on Tuesday, Feb. 25 on one charge possession of child pornography.

The arrest came as part of an ongoing investigation conducted by members of the Division of Drug and Crime Control’s Digital Forensics Investigative Unit.

According to an arrest warrant, a cyber crime tip to the MSHP Division of Drug and Crime Control started a child pornography investigation on Aug. 8, 2019 in Butler County, Mo. Investigators said this led them to Straughn.

On Feb. 24, the Ripley County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office formally charged Straughn with possession of child pornography.

On Feb. 25, Straughn was contacted by troopers at her residence located on Route 3, in Doniphan, Mo. Straughn was arrested for possession of child pornography and on three separate outstanding warrants. The outstanding warrants were for peace disturbance, possession of marijuana and drug paraphernalia charges.

Straughn is being held in the Wayne County Jail on $20,000 cash surety bond on the child pornography charge and $10,000 cash surety bond on the three misdemeanor charges.

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 Department of Public Safety’s State Cyber Crime Grant and the Missouri Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force.

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