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:
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.