April 04, 2011

News Release

For Immediate Release

Internet Predator Arrested

Mark Evans, 35, of Nixa was arrested by the SPD on Saturday April 2, 2011 for illegal contact with a 15-year old male and has been charged with statutory sodomy by the Greene County Prosecutor's office.

Evans contacted the 15-year old male on Facebook and had offered to pay the child for a sexual act at a local motel. Detectives learned of the on-going contact between Evans and the victim and staged an undercover operation posing as the 15-year old. During the course of the investigation the suspect arranged a meeting with detectives (posing as the victim) and detectives arrested Evans after his identity was confirmed.

Evans brother, Michael Evans, was also arrested at the scene for outstanding warrants.

SPD Case Number: 11-12680
Media Contact: Cpl. Matt Brown, phone: 417-864-1786
Release authorized by: Lt. David Millsap

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Springfield Police Department

Headquarters: 321 E. Chestnut Expy., Springfield, MO 65802
South District Station: 2620 W. Battlefield Rd., Springfield, MO 65807
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