For Immediate Release
Sept. 13, 2019
A Kansas City (MO) Police Department officer has been charged with five felony counts in connection with possessing child pornography, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announced today.
Vincent A. Spilker, dob: 8/23/1990, faces five counts of Possession of Child Pornography.*
According to court records, an investigation was initiated by the Western Missouri Cyber Crimes Task Force, following a tip to the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children. The tip was that an email address that the defendant later admitted to detectives he had set up was connected to multiple images of nude young girls. The email address was set up Tumblr, the defendant told detectives. He said he knew reposting the images of young girls was wrong. The Western Missouri Cyber Crimes Task Force investigation filed a search warrant and obtained images and videos, some depicting children as young as 3.
Prosecutors requested a $75,000 bond.
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.