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Former school volunteer charged after sending pornographic photos to a child

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Thomas Abbott, 32, is accused of furnishing pornography to a minor (Credit: Franklin County Sheriff) Thomas Abbott, 32, is accused of furnishing pornography to a minor (Credit: Franklin County Sheriff)
FRANKLIN COUNTY, Mo. (KMOV.com) -

A former volunteer for the Union School District is facing charges after authorities said he sent a minor pornographic images.

On Tuesday, the Franklin County Sheriff’s Office received a complaint about a child receiving inappropriate images from an adult. The child’s mother called the Sheriff’s Office and told them about the pictures and messages sent to the minor’s phone.

Investigators discovered Thomas W. Abbott, 32, was a volunteer and met the victim at a local school through other local organizations and social media. Abbott reportedly contacted the victim from Nov. 2017 to Feb. 2018.

Charges issued against Abbott include Furnishing Pornography to a Minor. He is being held on a $20,000 bond.

If anyone believes their child has had contact with Abbott in an inappropriate way, please contact the Franklin County Sheriff’s Office.

This investigation is ongoing.

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