FBI Involved In Ozark County Child Porn Investigation

The FBI has stepped in involving a child porn investigation in Ozark County.

The Ozark County Sheriff is in contact with federal authorities regarding Tracy Presson, a 53-year-old from Gainesville who’s charged with eight felonies including rape, sodomy and using a child in a sexual performance.

The Sheriff says they’ve already tagged more than 8,000 pieces of evidence and there are thousands more pictures and video still to be looked through.

Investigators are working to identify the victims in the photos and videos. Authorities say all but one of the victims are under the age of 17. The other is under the age of 12.

The sheriff and the prosecutor have requested to have the probable cause affidavits to be sealed because they contain “horrific statements” from the victims.

Presson is currently in jail with his bond set at $500,000. A court date is set for October 23.

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