Monroe City man arrested after selling computer filled with child pornography
KIRKSVILLE — A Monroe City man has been charged in Adair County after his girlfriend sold his computer containing several hundred pornographic images of children.
Joseph M. Ketsenburg, 31, is currently in custody at the Adair County Detention Center on a charge of possession of child pornography.
He was arrested over the weekend after his former girlfriend, April Bass, told Kirksville police she sold Ketensburg’s computer and a flash drive to her stepfather, Ernest Gotham on July 20. Ketensburg gave Bass the computer to sell to repay money he owed her.
According to a probable cause statement filed, eight days after Bass sold the computer, Ketensburg went to her residence and asked for it and the flash drive, stating “there were things on them that would put him in prison for life.”
He asked her to mail them to him or burn them when she recovered them.
When Bass relayed this conversation to her stepfather, he observed numerous pornographic images on the computer, some including children.
Gotham then turned over the computer and flash drives to police, and officers observed hundreds of images of Ketsenburg and children ranging in ages from 5 to 14 years in various sexual engagements and positions.
According to the probable cause statement, a check of Ketsenburg’s criminal history indicated a prior conviction for statutory rape and statutory sodomy.
He was also charged July 17 in Circuit Court on felony charges of domestic assault, endangering the welfare of a child, and a misdemeanor count of false imprisonment. He was released July 24 on his recognizance.
What this article leaves is questions. Was he charged with assault on his girlfriend, what did he do to that child that he was charged for endangering her welfare, and who did he falsly imprision. Also in the photos found on his computer were they pictures of him WITH the children, or pictures of him and pictures of children?
This guy is definately an idiot. He beats up his girlfriend then gives he a computer that he has child porn on and expects her not to turn his sorry butt in? DUHHHHH!
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