Waynesville Police Officer Charged With Child Molestation and Pornography

Law enforcement are looking for a former Waynesville police officer is charged with child molestation, stalking and furnishing pornographic material to a minor following an investigation by the Camden County Sheriff’s Office. The man, Leonard Jerome “Lenny” Wilson, was a deputy with the Camden County Sheriff’s Office during the time of the allegations.

According to the probable cause statement filed by a Missouri State Technical Assistance Team (STAT) investigator against former deputy, the Camden County Sheriff’s Office initiated an internal investigation into Wilson after receiving complaints from adults females both female civilian and from within the department.

The complaints involved allegations of sexual misconduct by Wilson while both on and off duty. After allegations of possible criminal behavior with a teenage girl, the sheriff’s office requested assistance from STAT. The STAT investigator was assigned to assist the CCSO with the child molestation on July 17, 2017. At least two women reported suspicions that Wilson was having a sexual relationship with a teenage girl.

According to the probable cause statement, one of the adult females reported the name and age of the juvenile female she believed Wilson was having a relationship with.

Upon questioning by the STAT investigator, the woman was unable to provide a “substantive reason” why she thought Wilson and the girl were having a sexual relationship other than that she had heard he had given her a ride home after an incident and she was 15 to 17 years old. The girl in question is actually 16, according to the court document.

The STAT investigator was able to interview most of the adult females involved in the CCSO’s internal investigation who all knew Wilson either through work or from contacts he had with them while he was working.

The women all reported that at some point during their relationship or association with Wilson he had via cell phone sent them nude photographs of his genitals, sexually explicit messages and inappropriate videos of himself. The women had not requested the photos or videos, according to the court document, which were all reportedly sent via the social media platform, Snapchat.

It should be noted that pictures and message on Snapchat are only available a short time before they become inaccessible. In the interview process, the investigator identified another woman who reported similar allegations regarding the teenage girl.

The CCSO had also interviewed the juvenile female in question. She reportedly told them that in June 2017 she was a passenger in a vehicle involved in a pursuit with the Missouri State Highway Patrol and and the Camden County Sheriff’s Department.

For full story visit: http://www.waynesvilledailyguide.com/news/20171026/former-waynesville-police-officer-charged-with-child-molestation-pornography

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