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Posted on: March 1, 2019

Woman, 30, charged in sex case involving high school-age student

For Immediate Release

March 1, 2019

An Independence School District employee has been charged with felony sex and pornography charges that involve an under-17-year-old youth, Jackson County  Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announced today.

Meghann N. Wells, dob: 11/13/1988, faces Possession of Child Pornography, Statutory Sodomy  2nd Degree, Unlawful Use of a Weapon and Furnishing Pornagraphc Material to a Minor.*

According to court records filed today, police were alerted on Feb. 28, 2019, of sexual activity between a child under 17-years-old and Defendant Wells. The victim disclosed in a forensic interview with the Child Protection Center that the Defendant and victim had sent and received sexually explicit photos and videos and that they had had sexual contact in 2018. The defendant told police about exchanging sexually explicit videos and photos with the victim and sexual contact with the vicitm in 2018. After defendant was escorted from Van Horn High School police found a loaded handgun in her purse.

Bond was set today at $50,000/10 percent.

For more information, contact:

Michael Mansur

Director of Communication

Jackson County Prosecutor’s Office

Jean Peters Baker, Prosecutor

Work   : (816) 881-3812

Mobile: (816) 674-3954

*Charges are only accusations and the defendant is presumed innocent unless and until the defendant is either found guilty or has pleaded.

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