Sedalia Police arrested a local resident after law enforcement was made aware of several Instagram accounts which had been created and nude/semi-nude photos of several local underage females had been posted to the accounts.

The Sedalia Police Department was made aware of the accounts on Feb.12.

SPD says in a press release that Pettis County Sergeant John Cline, School Resource Officer, along with Detective Jill Reed began investigating the incidents and were able to identify one of the parties responsible for the accounts.

Then on Friday (Feb 15), members of the Sedalia Police Department executed a search warrant at 1812 S. Barrett, the residence of Kenkori L Grant Jr, for evidence of the crimes.

Grant was reportedly located inside the residence and taken into custody without incident.

At this time, the following charges are being requested on Grant:

Trafficking for Sexual Exploitation
2nd Degree Promoting Child Pornography
Possession of Child Pornography
Furnishing Child Pornography to a Minor

Sedalia Police say the investigation will continue for additional suspects.