The attorney for a Lebanon man accused of six counts of possession of child pornography appeared in court Tuesday and requested that Gerald Ralph Brooks undergo a mental examination before proceedings move forward. The investigation began last August after the Lake Area Cyber Crimes Task Force received 4 CyberTipline reports from the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children regarding downloading apparent child pornography from an internet search engine. On September 13th, as a result of further investigation, a search warrant was executed by the Lebanon Police Department and the task force in the 500 block of Curry Street, and Brooks was taken into custody.

The motion is set for review by Judge Aaron Koeppen on May 15th. Brooks is currently being held without bond at the Laclede County Jail.