Facebook posting leads to 40 counts of possession of sexually explicit images

Photo: Adam William Carroll 

The actions of a Boone County man allegedly posting on Facebook he was giving away a woman’s possessions has turned far more serious. The actions of 31-year-old Adam William Carroll of Omaha has led to his arrest and 40 felony counts of possessing images depicting children engaged in sexually explicit conduct.

According to the probable cause affidavit filed Thursday, in mid-November a Boone County deputy responded to a call of a possible theft of property dispute along Hog Creek Road in Valley Springs.

The deputy learned when the female returned to her RV, she found the door open and items missing, as well as from a room inside the residence.

The deputy was unable to locate Carroll at the residence, with neighbors advising he had fled into nearby woods.

A short time later, Carroll was located in the woods, face down with a camouflage jacket covering him. A bag of marijuana and a weed pipe were reportedly found in Carroll’s back pocket. A cellphone was located and seized.

Utilizing a search warrant in an effort to locate photos and messages pertaining to the alleged theft of items, approximately 40 images of young children, nude, partially clothed and some engaged sexually were discovered on the cellphone.

In addition to the 40 felony counts, Carroll is facing misdemeanor charges of theft of property, fleeing on foot, and possession of marijuana and drug paraphernalia.

His bond was set at $10,000.

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