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NEMO Juvenile court officer indicted on Federal sex trafficking charge

NEMO Juvenile court officer indicted on Federal sex trafficking charge

2 years, 1 month ago by Scott Hardy

Justice Department arrested Scott Burow, 62, last Friday

A Hannibal man, who's worked for over 30 years as a deputy juvenile officer in Northeast Missouri, has been indicted on a Federal sex trafficking charge. 

The U.S. Attorney's Office for the Eastern District of Missouri said Thursday that 62-year old Scott Burow was indicted last Wednesday by a Federal Grand Jury. He was arrested last Friday. Burow has been a long-time Juvenile officer for the 10th District Circuit Court, covering Marion, Ralls and Monroe Counties. He's been charged with one count of sex trafficking of a minor. Burow is alleged to have solicited a 15-year old girl, and a ward of the state of Illinois, to engage in a sex act between late March and early April 2020. The indictment says that Burow met the victim through a dating app. He then allegedly picked her up and brought her to his home in Hannibal, where he committed the offenses of statutory rape and statutory sodomy while secretly videotaping her. Hannibal police searched Burow's home in August 2020, and say they found “numerous explicit photos and videos of women” that appeared to have been recorded by Burow.

The FBI is asking for help to identify other potential victims. Anyone with information about Burow is asked to call the FBI’s Kirksville Resident Agency at 660-665-6020. Burow's son Ian is currently serving a 20-year sentence in Federal prison, after being convicted in 2015 on eight counts of child porn.

Scott Burow is held by U.S. Marshals. No decision has been made yet on if he'll be given an opportunity to post bond.

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