On February 20, Mr. Abbott was located at his residence in Labadie Mo. where his cellular phone and laptop computer was seized. While speaking with Mr. Abbott about the photos and explicit conversations, he admitted to knowing the child was underage and sending the photo.
Investigators continued the investigation with a forensic analysis of Abbott’s devises and located several pornographic photographs and a video of Mr. Abbott.
In both cases, the contact with Mr. Abbott began on social media and the Sheriff’s office would like to remind parents to speak to their children about the dangers of social media. If there are ever concerns about contact children may have had on social media, parents can contact the Sheriff’s Office and speak with the detective bureau.
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Franklin County Sheriff