Child Pornography Arrest
The Mid-Missouri Internet Crimes Task Force, the Wheaton, Illinois Police Department, the Texas Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force, the Dallas Police Internet Crimes Against Children Unit, and the Dallas office of the FBI all worked together to investigate the suspect.
The investigation began in May 2007 when the suspect started discussing his desires for children over the Internet with a mid-Missouri woman. He also talked with the woman frequently about her 12-year-old daughter. He even sent the woman, who was actually an undercover detective, photos of child pornography.
Later that month the suspect began to contact who he thought was the woman's 12-year-old daughter. He wrote to her over the Internet about his desires to have sex with her and sent her pornographic photos of children. The detective posing as the young girl found out that the suspect was also sending similar photos and having similar conversations with a child in Illinois. That child also turned out to be an undercover detective.
When the suspect was identified, all of the departments coordinated and an arrest was made on the Boone County charges on June 18. The suspects computer and other belongings were seized for searching.
The suspect turned out to be a registered sex offender in the state of Texas. He was convicted in 1994 for Aggravated Sexual Assault of a Child against a 13-year-old girl.
The suspect's name is Edgar Boyd Evans from Paris, Texas. He's charged with two counts of Promoting Child Pornography in the First Degree in Boone County.