Former KCMO man faces child pornography charges
KANSAS CITY, Mo. – A man, who currently lives in Springfield, faces child pornography charges that were investigated while living in Kansas City, Mo., according to a U.S. Department statement. of Justice.
Shaun Walker, 39, “has been charged in federal court after child pornography was found on the cell phone he was carrying in a secure area of the U.S. Department of Energy’s National Security Campus in Kansas City, Mo. “, according to the press release.
He faces one count of distributing child pornography, one count of receiving child pornography and one count of possession of child pornography.
The materials in question were allegedly found on Walker’s phone while he was employed by Honeywell Federal Manufacturing and Technology, which is under contract with the Nuclear National Security Administration.
He then accidentally brought his personal cell phone into a secure area of the US Department of Energy, according to an affidavit. He reported the breach himself and gave his consent for security personnel to examine his phone.
“During the examination, the affidavit states, a security guard observed numerous images and videos depicting child pornography,” the statement said. “Walker’s phone has been seized in order to conduct a forensic examination.”
Investigators then reportedly found more child pornography on his phone and on WhatsApp.
Walker was arrested on March 21 and will remain in federal custody until his detention hearing on March 24.
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