Administrator of Child Porn Chat Group Sentenced to 30 Years

SPRINGFIELD, MO (AP) — A Springfield man who was the administrator of an online chat group in which members shared images and videos of child sexual abuse has been sentenced to 30 years in federal prison. The Springfield News-Leader reports that 30-year-old Anthony Cotter was sentenced last week for receiving and distributing child pornography. Cotter admitted…

Sheriffs’ Association Critical of Sex Offender Report

JEFFERSON CITY, MO (AP) — The Missouri Sheriffs’ Association is accusing state Auditor Nicole Galloway of a rush to judgment in her report that raised troubling concerns about oversight of sex offenders. The report released last week found nearly 1,300 sex offenders unaccounted for, including hundreds who fall into the most dangerous category. Sex offenders…