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26-year-old man charged with sexual exploitation of a minor

Suspect works as janitor at Liberal High School

A man who works as a high school janitor in Liberal, Missouri is accused of exchanging nude photographs with an underage girl.

Authorities say the girl is not a student in the Liberal School System.

Barton County Sheriff John Simpson says 26-year-old James T. Mayfield is charged with one count of sexual exploitation of a minor.

The Southwest Missouri Cyber Crimes Task Force conducted a victim of the victim’s cell phone and discovered evidence of child pornography on the device.

An investigators say that Mayfield admitted to both sending and receiving nude pictures, including a video of himself involved in a sex act.

Mayfield is being held without bond at the Barton County Jail in Lamar.

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