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      Former Missouri Boy Scout pleads guilty to child porn charges

      A man once involved in the Boy Scouts, pleaded guilty in federal court Monday to producing, receiving, and distributing child pornography.

      24-year-old Ian Francis Burow admitted using the name Sarah McGee to communicate online and via cell phone with several Boy Scouts, ranging in age from 14 to 17.

      Burow tricked the minor victims into sending him pornographic photos of themselves in inappropriate poses, or make videos or live broadcast themselves engaged in sexually explicit behavior over the Internet.

      Burow sent the victims photos of a woman, claiming it was Sarah McGee, in various poses, including nudity, to encourage the victims to send similar photos. Once he received victims?? photos and movies, he frequently distributed some of them to one of the minor victims and to others.

      Prosecutors determined that Sarah McGee did not exist.

      According to court documents, witnesses saw Burow carrying and displaying nude photos of young boys on his phone, and at least one caught him in an inappropriate communication over the Internet. When confronted, Burow falsely claimed he was working for the Boone County Sheriff??s Department??s Cyber Crimes Task Force ?? the same agency that investigated and arrested him.

      Burow pleaded guilty to seven counts and faces at least 15 years in prison without parole when he is sentenced.