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Springfield Man Arrested for Child Exploitation

A man from Springfield is one of six men arrested in Clay County for child exploitation.

Authorities say Robert Koester of Springfield backed a car into a deputy, causing minor injuries, and hit several patrol cars before being detained.

Koester is charged with enticement of a child, first degree assault on a law enforcement officer, armed criminal action, resisting arrest, and drug possession.

The six men were caught in a sting operation run by the Clay County Sheriff’s office and the Department of Homeland Security.