Former Boy Scout Camp Leader to Stand Trial for Child Porn

6 years 5 months 1 day ago Monday, February 03 2014 Feb 3, 2014 Monday, February 03, 2014 7:39:00 AM CST February 03, 2014 in News
By: Nichole Cartmell, KOMU 8 Reporter
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COLUMBIA - A Columbia man is scheduled to appear in court Monday afternoon for Internet sex crimes. Ian Francis Burow is a former Boy Scouts camp leader who is accused of using a fake online identity to trick seven underage victims into sharing nude photos with him. The Boone County Sheriff's Cyber Crimes Task Force arrested Burow in March 2012. 

The Cyber Crimes Task Force began looking into Burow after the Boy Scouts of America submitted a complaint about him reportedly having inappropriate conversations with minors online in Novemeber 2011. In November 2012, the acting United States Attorney for the Western District of Missouri indicted Burow for producing, receiving and distributing child porn.

Burow faces seven counts of receiving and distributing child pornography. He has pleaded guilty to these charges. However, if found guilty of of the child pornography production charge, he could face a mandatory minimum sentence of 15 years in federal prison without parole.

Burow's trial is expected to begin at 5 p.m. Monday in the Boone County Courthouse.

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