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Man charged in Great Falls with promotion of prostitution involving a minor

Corey James Cannon has been charged in Great Falls with aggravated promotion of prostitution
Posted at 10:38 AM, Sep 01, 2020
and last updated 2020-09-02 08:54:15-04

GREAT FALLS — Corey James Cannon has been charged in Great Falls with aggravated promotion of prostitution.

On August 25th, the U.S. Air Force Office of Special Investigations (OSI) consulted with Great Falls police officers about an ongoing investigation regarding Cannon, who is an active-duty airman assigned to Malmstrom Air Force Base.

Court documents state that Cannon attempted to have sexual contact with a youth in Great Falls and was arrested on or about August 6th. OSI took jurisdiction of that investigation and seized Cannon's phone. Agents found messages on Cannon's phone that indicated he was engaged in soliciting prostitution from a 16-year old person. Police identified the child by photos and the name provided on their social media account. The child is currently 17 years old.

The social media messages between Cannon and the child started in June 2020, when the child was 16 years old. The messages clearly indicate solicitation of prostitution, in which Cannon solicited anal and oral sex from the child, according to the court documents. The content of the messages indicate that the pair actually met up, and a sexual exchange occurred.

On August 31st, detectives met with agents at the OSI center to interview Cannon. Upon being advised of and waiving his Miranda rights, Cannon admitted to soliciting the child for prostitution, which started when the child was 16 years old. He admitted to paying the child twice for oral and anal sex. Cannon also provided the names of local girls who he has had sex with while they were under the age of consent. Cannon indicated he has exchanged nude photographs with local children as well.

Prosecutors requested that bail for Cannon be set at $100,000, noting that he had already been arrested on August 6th by OSI for similar conduct at the time of the offense (Attempted Sexual Assault of a Minor). In addition, the initial investigation has revealed "numerous other child victims" who have not yet been interviewed.

We will update you if we get more information.