Russell L. Rose of Independence Wednesday pleaded not guilty to child pornography charges in Jasper County Circuit Court.

Russell L. Rose of Independence Wednesday pleaded not guilty to child pornography charges in Jasper County Circuit Court.
Rose, 59, appeared in front of Jasper County Circuit Court Judge Richard Copeland and pleaded not guilty to one count of knowingly promoting child pornography to a minor and sexual misconduct involving a child under age 15.
According to court documents, his last known address was on the 3900 block of South Bedford.
Rose was arrested Feb. 6 by the Jasper County Sheriff’s Department. He posted $15,000 bond and was released the following day.
His next court appearance is set for March 26.
According to court documents, the following occurred:
On Jan. 2, a detective with the Sheriff’s Department logged onto the Internet using an Internet decoy computer. He entered a chat room using the identity of a 13-year-old girl.
A person using the screen name of “timeout54@yahoo.com” made contact with the detective. Rose was linked back as the person using that screen name.
Between Jan. 2 and Feb. 2, the detective and Rose participated in 12 chat sessions.
On Jan. 5, Rose sent him two images of child pornography. One image depicted a female between the age of 12 to 14 performing a sexual act on an adult male and another depicting a female between age 10 and 13 in a sexual position. He also allegedly sent six more images of child pornography through Yahoo photoshare. He talked of parties where adults are having sex, also.
In the following days, the interaction between the two increased. On Jan. 6, Rose asked the girl to take nude photos and send them to him, also sending more images of child pornography.
In a Jan. 7 chat, Rose made plans to buy the girl a Web cam and gives her instructions on how to perform a sexual act. And he also allegedly asks the girl and her girlfriend to take photos of themselves.
On Jan. 9, Rose sent the detective nine images of child pornography. On Jan. 20, Rose sent seven more images.
Then, on Jan. 27, Rose opened his Web cam and performed a sexual act, sending it over the Internet.