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      Soldier faces child porn charges

      A mid-Missouri soldier in the United States Army is facing child pornography charges.

      On October 7, the Waynesville Police said someone reported Stuart Clark, 23, was promoting child pornography through the Internet.

      The person who reported it said they had been contacted by Clark's estranged wife about Facebook pages indicating Clark was soliciting pornographic pictures of a girl.

      While logged onto Clark's alternated Facebook page, his estranged wife said she learned the girl is a 13-year-old from Boston.

      The woman said she pretended to be her husband on his account and through messages the girl told her both of her parents were Boston police officers.

      Clark's wife then logged onto his e-mail account and read conversations and found nude pictures of the girl.

      Authorities searched Clark's home in the 600-block of Hospital Rd. and found Clark's cell phone and computer which had pornographic pictures of the 13-year-old girl and a 16-year-old girl on them.

      Clark confessed to having the porn and also to knowing the girls were underage.He is charged with the felonies of first-degree promoting child pornography and possession of child pornography.