Jefferson City Man Indicted for Attempt of Sex Trafficking a Child
JEFFERSON CITY - A federal grand jury indicted a Jefferson City man for the attempted sex trafficking of a child and possessing and distributing child pornography.
Tammy Dickinson, United States Attorney for the Western District of Missouri, announced Friday that Jeremy Bappert, 29, was charged in a three-count indictment, one count of distributing child pornography over the Internet and one count of possessing child pornography Thursday.
The federal indictment accuses Bappert of trying to recruit a child under the age of 14 to prostitute between July 2 and July 25, 2013.
The case was investigated by the FBI, the Boone County Sheriff's Department and the Columbia Police Department.