Former School Bus Driver Indicted for Child Pornography
JEFFERSON CITY, MO—Tammy Dickinson, United States Attorney for the Western District of Missouri, announced today that a former school bus driver has been indicted by a federal grand jury for receiving and possessing child pornography.
Shawn Allen Swan, 39, of Eugene, Mo., was charged in a two-count indictment returned under seal by a federal grand jury in Jefferson City, Mo., on Sept. 28, 2015. That indictment was unsealed and made public today upon Swan’s arrest and initial court appearance. Swan remains in federal custody pending a detention hearing on Tuesday, Oct. 6, 2015.
Swan was employed as a school bus driver by a contractor for the Jefferson City School District.
The federal indictment alleges that Swan received and distributed child pornography over the Internet on Sept. 29, 2013. Swan is also charged with possessing child pornography between Sept. 17, 2013, and April 30, 2015.
Dickinson cautioned that the charges contained in this indictment are simply accusations, and not evidence of guilt. Evidence supporting the charges must be presented to a federal trial jury, whose duty is to determine guilt or innocence.
This case is being prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Lawrence E. Miller. It was investigated by the FBI, the Boone County Cybercrimes Task Force and the Cole County, Mo., Sheriff’s Department.