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Former Hannibal Boy Scout leader federally indicted for child porn


A former Hannibal Boy Scout leader has been federally indicted for producing, receiving and distributing child pornography.

Ian Burow, 23, of Columbia, was originally arrested in March after allegedly starting a Facebook account as "Sarah McGee", and soliciting minors to take nude photographs of themselves and send them to her.

Authorities believe most of the teens contacted by the suspect were boy scouts who attended camps during the past few summers where Burrow served as a scout leader.

Potential victims have been identified across Missouri, from Sedalia to Hannibal.

Burow is charged with seven counts – involving six different victims – of receiving and distributing child pornography between Dec. 27, 2010, and Aug. 1, 2011. The indictment also charges Burow with one count of producing child pornography on Oct. 14, 2011. Burow allegedly used a seventh minor victim to produce child pornography.

Burow faces a mandatory minimum sentence of 15 years in federal prison without parole if convicted of the production charge. Each of the other charges carries a mandatory minimum sentence of five years in federal prison without parole.

For more information on the indictment, click here.

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