April 14, 2003

The Fulton Sun

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The Fulton Sun

In 1992, Fulton resident Jack Wayne Rogers said he realized he was wrong in possessing child pornography, and he was convicted of that crime.

Yet, after his indictment and subsequent arrest Thursday, the one-time Fulton Boy Scout leader and Ecumenical Ministries director again stands accused.

Federal and state agencies Thursday arrested Rogers, 58, at his Columbia-based business — Deck and Decker Employment Service — following an indictment, which was returned under seal by a federal grand jury on April 5, in Jefferson City. Rogers will remain in custody at least until his detention hearing at 10 a.m. Monday.

Count One of the federal indictment alleges that from an unknown date until March 18 in Callaway County, Rogers possessed computer files containing visual depictions of persons under the age of 18 engaging in sexually explicit conduct.

Count Two of the federal indictment would require Rogers to forfeit to the United States the images and the property used to commit the offense, including an eMachine computer and a Hewlett-Packard Pavilion Notebook computer.

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