Man charged with additional sex felonies

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UPDATE (10/10/18)

GAINESVILLE, MO — Ozark County Sheriff Darrin Reed says Tracy Presson, 53, is now being charged with more felony sex crimes. 

Presson is now being charged with all of these felony crimes: 

COUNT 1: Class B felony of possession of child pornography of a child engaging in acts of sexual intercourse and deviate sexual intercourse; more than 20 still images. 

COUNT 2: Class B felony possession of child pornography consisted of a moving image.

Also in amended charges: 

COUNT 1: felony statutory rape, having sexual intercourse with a child less than 12 years old

COUNT 2: felony statutory Sodomy in the 1st degree, by touching a child less than 12 years old on their genitals with his mouth or tongue

COUNT 3: felony statutory sodomy in the 1st degree, by touching a child less than 12 years old by placing his genitals in victims mouth

COUNT 4: felony statutory rape, having sexual intercourse with a victim under 17 years old

COUNT 5: felony sodomy by in the 2nd degree by placing his genitals in a victim’s mouth who was under the age of 17

COUNT 6: felony sodomy by touching the genitals of a victim under age of 17 with his mouth or tongue

COUNT 7: felony statutory sodomy having deviate sexual intercourse with a victim under 17 years old. 

COUNT 8: class C felony of use of a child in sexual performance of a child under the age of 17 knowing the character and content thereof, in which the victim engaged in sexual acts with a canine while being video recorded

Bond at this time is $500,000 cash only. 

There are 1000’s of images and video that still have to be examined with over 8,000 already tagged in order to identify more victims. The Sheriff’s department says they have been in contact with the FBI, as other states involved with the possibility of human trafficking. 

The probable cause affidavits have been sealed by the courts at the request of the Ozark County Sheriff’s office and the prosecutor’s office due to the graphic nature of the statements. 

PREVIOUS STORY: 

GAINESVILLE, Mo — Tracy Presson, 53, is being charged with two counts of statutory sodomy and one count of statutory rape. 

Ozark County Sheriff Darrin Reed sent a release to KOLR10 stating that all charges were in the second degree. He says more charges could be filed that could involve other states. 

On October 3, a search warrant was executed on Presson’s home and “numerous items” were confiscated. 

A probable cause statement from the Prosecuting Attorney of Ozark County claims Presson had sexual intercourse, performed oral sex, and had oral sex performed on him by a confidential victim aged 16, on or about August 15, 2018, and September 28, 2018. 

According to the probable cause statement, the Sheriff’s Office interviewed the victim on October 2, said he had been engaging in sexual acts with her since she was 11-years-old. She claimed the last time Presson did so was on Sept. 29 at a motel in Kansas.  

That occurred when the two drove back from getting a car in Denver, Colorado. 

The victim claimed that Presson would record their sexual acts and keep them on an on a notebook-type computer. 

Presson, who was also interviewed by authorities, claimed he did not have sex with the victim. He claimed to have recorded videos of sexual acts with his wife, but never with the victim. 

Presson has a bond set at $50,000 cash only, and his arraignment is scheduled for October 9 at 9 AM. 
 

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