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West Plains Teacher arrest for child porn

Federal prosecutors say a West Plains teacher has been charged with one count of producing child pornography. The U.S. Attorney’s office for the Western District of Missouri says 29-year-old Cody Ashton Ary has been charged after prosecutors say he solicited children to send him sexually explicit photos and videos through social media.

Federal investigators say Ary uploaded a sexually explicit video of an 8- to 10-year-old boy to an Instagram account he owned in which he posed as a 15-year-old boy.

Ary is a paraprofessional educator with the West Plains R-7 School District who helps with special need students.

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