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      Registered sex offender faces new charges

      Nathan Mead

      A Brookfield, Mo. man has been charged with Failing to Register his address as a Sex Offender within Linn County and for Failing to Register his email and social media accounts as a Sex Offender.

      In August 2013, a cell phone was turned over to the Brookfield Police Department. The phone held what was believed to be child pornography.

      Investigators with the Kirksville Regional Computer Crimes Unit were contacted to assist with the investigation.

      The owner of the phone was identified as Nathan Mead. Mead was on parole and is a registered sex offender. Mead was arrested for a violation of his parole in reference to the investigation. He was returned to prison for the violation.

      Also, evidence of a sexual relationship was found on the cell phone between Mead and a juvenile female. The juvenile female was identified and a forensic interview was conducted.

      Mead has also been charged with Statutory Rape 2nd Degree, Statutory Sodomy 2nd Degree and Child Molestation 2nd Degree in reference to those allegations.

      Other charges are pending and the investigation continues.(Information provided by Kirksville Police Depart.)