Regional Computer Crimes Education and Enforcement Group

RCCEEG St. Louis is an organization of law enforcement officers, prosecutors and computer professionals in the St. Louis area and surrounding counties; dedicated to providing manpower, technical and legal assistance in computer crime education and investigation.

Because of the technical complexities associated with computer-related crimes and evidence, and limitations of personnel and training, RCCEEG was formed to provide an organized pool of personnel and resources from a variety of participating agencies.

Similar to the Major Case Squad of Greater St. Louis, RCCEEG provides requesting law enforcement agencies with required manpower and technical and legal assistance to investigate computer-related crime. In addition,  RCCEEG will assist in the search and seizure of computer-related criminal evidence; including its examination and analysis, and the investigation of Internet related crimes. Primary investigative responsibility and authority for any investigation remains with the requesting agency.


Agencies benefit by RCCEEG assistance in a number of ways. Among those are:

  • Criminal Investigative Support

  • Assistance in the preparation of Search Warrants.

  • Identification, Collection, Analysis, and Preservation of Evidence.

  • Training in a number of computer-crime related disciplines.

  • Education and Crime Prevention Programs.

Christopher Helm, 30, of Kirkwood, MO, was sentenced to 12 years in federal prison and lifetime supervised release for Possession of Child Pornography. Helm appeared before United States District Judge Ronnie L. White. According to court documents, officers of the Kirkwood Police Department searched Helm’s apartment after learning he had been arrested in St. Clair, Missouri for statutory rape. Helm’s electronics revealed over 9000 images of child pornography. Helm pled on May 22, 2019 to one count of possession of child pornography. Helm also pled in St. Clair County Court, Missouri on March 5, 2018 for the same conduct and was sentenced to a total of eight years in state prison. Both sentences will run concurrent. The Kirkwood Police Department, the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Regional Computer Crimes Education and Enforcement Group investigated the case. Assistant U.S. Attorney Colleen Lang is handling the case for the U.S. Attorney’s Office.

Jerris M. Blanks, 39, of Festus, was convicted by a jury today in U.S. District Court in St. Louis for one count of receipt of child pornography and two counts of possession of child pornography. RCCEEG assisted the St. Louis County Police Department, the Jefferson County Sheriff's Department, and the Festus Police Department with this investigation.

Loren Copp was convicted in US Federal District Court on 12/26/2018 on eight of the nine federal charges for which he was indicted. RCCEEG assisted the FBI, US Attorney’s Office, Homeland Security, and the St. Louis City Police Department in the investigation and expert testimony in the case.