Cassville Man Facing Child Porn Charges

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thumb_f3f22b6f3b8de26A man from Cassville is charged in a 3-count indictment returned by a federal grand jury in Springfield on Tuesday.

The indictment alleges 24-year-old Chase Norman engaged a minor to produce child pornography over the last 2 months. The indictment also charges Norman with 2 counts of using the Internet and a cell phone to induce a minor to engage in illicit sexual activity.

According to federal prosecutors, Norman used an iPod app to send obscene photos of himself to a 12-year-old child, and requested and received nude images of the child victim.

Norman was arrested when a law enforcement officer assumed the identity of the child and arranged a meeting at a local church.

The case was investigated by Immigration and Custom Enforcement’s Homeland Security Investigations.