Plainfield Boy Scouts Leader Charged with Possession and Distribution of Child Pornography

On November 24th Thomas M. Franks, age 55 of Plainfield, will be faced with charges of possession and distributing child pornography. Franks is a former Boy Scout Leader and was found with over 230 images of child pornography after Metro Police Detectives performed a search of his residence. Earlier that same month detectives received tips from the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children that images depicting child pornography were being uploaded from a computer at Frank’s residence. Currently Frank is being held in the custody of the U.S. Marshals and could face 20 years behind bars.

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