A former Brookfield man is charged with child pornography

Mark Jackson, 43

A former Brookfield, Mo., man was indicted last week for allegedly possessing child pornography. Mark Jackson, 43, was indicted by a federal grand jury for possession of child pornography and a warrant for his arrest was issued.

The case began with an investigation by the Kirksville Regional Computer Crimes Unit of a computer that was suspected of downloading child pornography. Officers from the Kirksville Regional Computer Crimes Unit, the Kirksville Police Department, and the Brookfield Police Department executed a search warrant in 2011 at the Jackson residence in Brookfield. Computers and other storage devices were seized from the residence. These items were linked to Jackson who later admitted ownership of the property. Authorities say the items held numerous images and videos of suspected child pornography.

Jackson was arrested Thursday in Alvin, Texas, by the Alvin Police Department.

Other agencies involved in the case are the Linn County Prosecuting Attorney, the Brookfield Police Department, the Kirksville office of the FBI, the Kirksville Police Department, and the Alvin, Texas, Police Department.

The KRCCU and this investigation are made possible from funds provided in part from the Missouri Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force and funds from Cyber Crime Grants through the Missouri Department of Public Safety. The KRCCU has been in existence since 2006 and does both proactive and reactive cases for 13 counties in Northeast Missouri. In addition to cases like this one, the KRCCU provides educational presentations to adults and children on the topics of Cyber Safety and Internet Crimes.

Information for this story provided by the City of Kirksville