Caruthersville man arrested for child pornography

Thursday, May 25, 2017

CARUTHERSVILLE, Mo. — A Caruthersville man faces multiple felony child pornography possession charges.

Damien S. Bennett, 21, of Caruthersville is charged with 10 counts of possession of child pornography.

According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol’s Division of Drug and Crime Control, the arrest was the result of an investigation conducted by members of the Division of Drug and Crime Control’s Digital Forensics Investigative Unit. The Patrol was assisted by the Caruthersville Police Department and the Pemiscot County Sheriff’s Office.

On Wednesday investigators executed a search warrant at Bennett’s residence located in the 1000 block of Marlar Road in Caruthersville. As a result of the contact, investigators located child pornography and computer equipment used to commit the crimes. Bennett was arrested and transported to the Pemiscot County Jail.

On Thursday the Pemiscot County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office formally charged Bennett. Bond was set at $1 million cash only, and he is being held in the Pemiscot County Jail.

The Division of Drug and Crime Control encouraged Internet users to promptly report to the Patrol or local law enforcement anyone who attempts to engage in unwanted, inappropriate, or sexualized communications with children.

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