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Clarksville Police charge Man with Sexual Exploitation of a Minor


During the investigation of a DCS referral, Police found a man in possession of child pornography

Clarksville Police DepartmentClarksville, TN – In August 2012, Police received a Tennessee Department of Children Services (DCS) referral in reference to an allegation of Aggravated Sexual Battery on Minor Children involving Dexter Mason.

During Detective Tyler Barrett’s investigation, he conducted a search warrant on Mason’s 421 Bluff Drive residence and seized three computers from the residence. The computers were turned over to the United States Secret Service to be forensically examined for child pornography.

Dexter Mason

The examiner found numerous images on Dexter Mason’s laptop computer of prepubescent children engaged in sexual activity or simulated sexual activity. One of the images showed a prepubescent female child performing a sexual act with an adult male in the driver’s side seat of a vehicle.

The children whose images were found on the laptop have not been identified.

On December 18th, 2012, Detective Tyler Barrett secured a warrant for Dexter Lavon Mason for Sexual Exploitation of a Minor. The warrant was served by the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Department and Mason was booked on December 18th, 2012, around 4:30pm.

The investigation is ongoing and additional charges are expected.

The lead investigator is  Detective Tyler Barrett.

Dexter Mason

Dexter MasonName: Dexter Lavon Mason

Race: W
Sex: M
DOB: 3/24/46
Given Address: 421 Bluff Drive, Clarksville, TN
Arresting Officer: Donovan Newlove
Charged With: Sexual Exploitation of a Minor
Booked Into: Montgomery County Jail
Bond: $150,000




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