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Helena man accused of sexual abuse of children

Posted at 4:43 AM, Dec 18, 2018
and last updated 2018-12-18 06:43:13-05

HELENA – A 19-year-old Helena man is accused of having nude images of underage girls on his phone and faces a felony charge of sexual abuse of children.

Court documents state Keagan Joseph Shearer was under adult supervision beginning in March for a sexual abuse without consent charge.

He was not allowed to have a cell phone with data but a phone was found in his possession in early December, according to court documents.

Shearer allowed his probation officer to view the device and several nude images of young females, including at least nine sexually explicit images of a person confirmed to be under the age of 16, were found, according to court documents.

Shearer’s bond has been set at $25,000.