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Blue Springs man charged with 5 counts of possession of child pornography

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Posted at 8:53 PM, Jan 13, 2020
and last updated 2020-01-13 22:28:37-05

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — A man charged with possessing child pornography told investigators he worked with children.

Shawn D. McNair, 30, of Blue Springs, Missouri, faces five counts of possession of child pornography in Jackson County Court.

Investigators with the Western Missouri Cyber Crimes Task Force received a cyber tip sent to the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children, according to a court document.

One downloaded file contained child pornography and the person reported in the tip was McNair.

The court document stated McNair was the subject of other cyber tips.

Detectives went to McNair's house on July 10, 2018, and talked with McNair. He agreed to talk to investigators and told them he used his cell phone to talk to people and exchange pictures, the document states.

McNair also told the detectives he received inappropriate pictures, but did not seek them out. He also said he is against sending inappropriate pictures and does not do that.

During an interview with investigators, McNair said he works with special needs children in a school district, according to the court document.

He also said he was alone with a child.

Two days later, investigators returned to McNair's house and he agreed to let them take his computer.

McNair stated in the court document that he worked at a Jackson County school district at one time, but is no longer at the school.

He said he was investigated for taking pictures of female students.

41 Action News has messages out to two school districts asking about McNair's employment at those districts.

We will update the story with any new information about McNair's work history.