The previous CASA for Youngsters workplace employees member accused of distribution of supplies depicting minors engaged in sexually express conduct is scheduled for a preliminary listening to Monday morning in Monongalia County Justice of the Peace Court docket.
Jessica Joelle Pepper, 25, of Morgantown, was let go from the Court docket Appointed Particular Advocates (CASA) following her arrest, in accordance with a press release launched from the group final week. The group additionally acknowledged that whereas the investigation is ongoing, they’re at the moment not conscious of any kids assigned to CASA in West Virginia who have been impacted.
State police have been notified by the Nationwide Middle for Lacking and Exploited Youngsters of a picture uploaded to the social media and instantaneous messaging platform Discord on Aug. 23. That picture depicted a prepubescent feminine uncovered and in a sexual scenario, in accordance with the felony criticism.
Legislation enforcement was in a position to get hold of the IP deal with related to the add in addition to the telephone quantity related to the Discord account, main them to Pepper.
On Oct. 4, police executed a search warrant at Pepper’s Wildwood Road residence, seizing an iPhone and a laptop computer laptop, courtroom paperwork say.
When interviewed on scene by police, Pepper allegedly confirmed she had “downloaded and despatched pictures of kid pornography a number of occasions by way of Discord” and that she “repeatedly saved pictures of kid pornography earlier than sending them.”
Extra expenses could also be added after the objects seized from Pepper’s residence have gone via digital forensic evaluation on the West Virginia State Police Digital Forensics Lab, the criticism reads.
Pepper was launched from custody after posting a $25,000 bond. Her subsequent listening to is scheduled for 10:30 a.m. Monday earlier than Justice of the Peace Decide Timothy Pocius.
In related, however unrelated information, Granville Police arrested a Morgantown man Thursday for soliciting intercourse from a minor by way of laptop.
Arrest data state that an undercover officer was portraying a 15-year-old by way of on-line chat once they have been contacted by Christopher Paul Rose, 47, of Morgantown.
Within the report, police say Rose was knowledgeable within the chat that he was chatting with a 15-year-old feminine, however he nonetheless allegedly organized to satisfy the lady in individual to have sexual contact.
Preparations have been made for Rose to satisfy the lady Oct. 19 in Granville, in accordance with the criticism. He was apprehended as he was strolling to the predetermined location.
Rose is at the moment being held at North Central Regional Jail on $50,000 bond. He’s scheduled to look in courtroom on Oct. 30.