The Missouri State Highway Patrol’s Division of Drug and Crime Control announces the arrest of David L. Biondolino, 65, of Cape Girardeau, Missouri, on Thursday, December 6, 2018, for possession of child pornography. The arrest was the result of an investigation conducted by members of the Division of Drug and Crime Control’s Digital Forensics Investigative Unit. The Patrol was assisted by the Cape Girardeau Police Department.
On Thursday, investigators executed a search warrant at Biondolino’s residence located on North Park Avenue, in Cape Girardeau. As a result of their search, investigators seized child pornography and computer equipment. Biondolino was arrested and transported to the Cape Girardeau County Jail. The Cape Girardeau County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office formally charged Biondolino with five counts of possession of child pornography. His bond was set at $100,000.
The Division of Drug and Crime Control encourages Internet users to report promptly to the Patrol or local law enforcement anyone who attempts to engage in unwanted, inappropriate, or sexualized communications with children. The Digital Forensics Investigative Unit is partially funded by the Missouri Department of Public Safety State Cyber Crime Grant and the Missouri Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force.
The above charges are mere accusations and are not evidence of guilt. Evidence in support of these charges must be presented before a court of competent jurisdiction whose duty is to determine guilt or innocence.
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