Additional victims sought in child pornography case

Friday, July 15, 2011 | 6:24 p.m. CDT; updated 5:35 p.m. CDT, Tuesday, July 19, 2011

COLUMBIA – The Columbia Police Department is seeking additional victims in a child pornography case.

According to a police department news release, Robert Prince III, 21, already charged with child molestation, endangering the welfare of a child in the first degree and furnishing pornographic materials to minors, was additionally charged Thursday with possession of child pornography.

Prince was originally arrested on the first three charges July 6, after officers investigated a report of the molestation of an 11-year-old girl at 2 Cherokee Lane on June 27.

According to the release, the girl said when Prince heard a noise in the house, he drew two handguns. He loaded the larger handgun, pointed it at her and cycled the slide of the weapon, according to the release.

Police said the girl said Prince also revealed several pornographic images on his cellphone.

Videos of sexual interactions were found on Prince's phone, which was confiscated upon his July 6 arrest. Further investigation revealed that two people in the videos were minors — a 17-year-old male and a 16-year-old female.

Investigators said there might be additional victims. Anyone with information is encouraged to contact the Columbia police at (573) 874-7652.

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