Law enforcement are searching for a former Camden County Sheriff’s Office deputy who stands charged on four counts related to underage sexual misconduct.

Law enforcement are searching for a former Camden County Sheriff’s Office deputy who stands charged on four counts related to underage sexual misconduct.

A warrant for the arrest of Leonard Jerome “Lenny” Wilson was issued on October 25, 2017, the same day three additional charges were added to the case. Wilson is accused of possession of child pornography, a Class D felony; fourth degree child molestation, a Class E felony; and one count each of furnishing pornographic material and second degree stalking, both Class A misdemeanors.

According to the probable cause statement, computer experts were able to forensically extract 18 images of what the Missouri State Technical Assistance investigator called child pornography, images depicting toddlers and pre-pubescent females in sexually-explicit poses and conduct, and 49 images of what is described as “child erotica.” Located on the same card, investigators found 26 images that included Wilson. 

After local judges recused themselves from the case, the warrant for Wilson’s arrest awaited a judge’s signature until late in the business day Wednesday, Oct. 25. It was signed just prior to press time with a $75,000 surety bond assigned. It should be noted that Wilson has not yet been arrested and is not in police custody.

Wilson’s Facebook page had been taken down as of Tuesday evening, Oct. 24.Prior to moving to Camdenton, Wilson lived in the Waynesville area.

Wilson was employed by the sheriff’s office from Jan. 24, 2017 through July 15, 2017. He was terminated due to disciplinary reasons unrelated to these charges, according to the sheriff’s office.

The investigation is ongoing.