Wednesday, May 04, 2016

Grand jury indicts Webb City man for transporting teen across state lines for sex

(From the U. S. Attorney for the Western District of Missouri)

A Webb City, Mo., man was indicted by a federal grand jury today for transporting a minor across state lines for illicit sex.

Ricky Raymond Ball, 49, of Webb City, was charged in an indictment returned by a federal grand jury in Springfield, Mo.

Today’s indictment alleges that Ball transported a minor under the age of 17, identified as “Jane Doe,” across state lines for the purpose of engaging in illicit sexual activity..

This case is being prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Ami Harshad Miller. It was investigated by the FBI, the Southwest Missouri Cyber Crime Task Force, the Webb City, Mo., Police Department and the Kansas Highway Patrol.

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