LEBANON, Missouri- Former police dispatcher Misty Obermark has been charged with witness tampering and endangering the welfare of a child. She is now opting to have her case decided by a judge rather than a jury of her peers. Both charges she faces are class C felonies.
On November 2nd, her attorney James Jason Coatney waived that right in a court filing.
Obermark will be tried on November 28th in Morgan County, according to court documents.
Her romantic partner, Duffy Dean Woodman pleaded guilty in federal court to receiving child pornography over the internet.
“An examination of one of (Woodman’s) laptop computers revealed numerous search terms consistent with child pornography activity. Numerous images of child erotica and cartoon images depicting children engaged in sexual activity were found on the laptop,” said a a press release from Tom Larson, Acting United States Attorney for the Western District of Missouri.
Law enforcement officers executed a search warrant at Woodman’s residence on Nov. 9, 2015, seizing two laptop computers, two tablets, three cell phones and a 700MB CD-RW. One of the tablets contained 350 images of child pornography. The investigator also found 54 child erotica images and 12 bestiality images in unallocated space,” the release stated.
Woodman was taken into custody on warrants for 2 counts of Statutory Sodomy 1st degree, 2 counts of Child Molestation 1st Degree and 1 count of Possession of Child Pornography.
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