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Internet Chat Room Sting


On Thursday, April 8th , 2010, Stone County Detectives, assisted by Greene County Detectives, arrested Leonard Marks, a 26 year old Male, who is currently living at 1921 E. Cairo in Springfield, Mo.

Leonard Marks was corresponding with Detectives from Stone County on the internet over the past months. The Detectives were acting as a 14 year old female and Leonard had sent pornographic pictures to them via a web cam.

He was arrested and transported to the Stone County Jail where he posted bond of $15,000 Cash/Surety and was released. He was charged with one count of Sexual Misconduct or Attempt Involving a Child under 15, RSMO 566.018, a class D Felony.

Richard L. Hill, Sheriff
Stone County