COUNCILMAN SUICIDE: Police Had Child Porn Tipoff

It’s news that has left the small community of Zearing in shock.

Last month, City Councilman Scott Frank committed suicide in the basement of his home.

Friends describe Frank as “top notch” and a “real nice guy.” But, police say he killed himself just hours after investigators searched his house and apparently found child pornography.

According to police reports, two high school students went to Frank’s house on September 16th.  The boys were playing on his computer when they say, “a bunch of pictures of naked little boys came up”.

Hours after police searched Frank’s house and seized his computer, Frank was found dead in his basement of an apparent self inflicted gunshot wound.

Story County Sheriffs Deputies do not believe there are any local victims and they are closing the case.

18 comments

  • Manda Lynch

    THIS IS NOT RIGHT LET THE MAN LAY IN PEACE.. HE WAS THE NICEST GUY YOU WOULD EVER MEET.. YOU DID NOT HAVE TO AIR THIS AFTER WHAT HIS FAMILY AND FRIENDS HAVE BEEN THROUGH..

    • Momk90

      Nicest guy you could ever meet? Guess you didn’t know him as well as you thought you did. Better realize now he was a pervert.

  • meagan

    Yep…he was so nice he took/had pics of little kids on his computer. Just the kind of guy I would want to be around. If he didn’t feel some sort of guilt he wouldn’t have killed himself. Yes it’s sad for the family…but facts are facts and if he had child porn on his computer…he was a horrible person.

  • William Denison

    How should we treat the kids in the photos he had? Act like it never happen?Not vent our rage for them? This man did the right thing . For once someone in a form of government office saved we the people some money by not having to pay for this low life to go thru a long costly stay in jail. Rot in peace Mr. Frank.

  • HATEPEDOS

    So what if he was nice guy HE WAS A LOSER THAT NEEDED TO BE SHOT He was a sick individual who did the right thing and killed himself and most likely saved his family from even worse publicity GREAT EXAMPLE FOR OTHER PEDOS TO FOLLOW IN HIS FOOTSTEPS TO DEATH

  • Troy Hendrickson

    So basically you think a pedophile is a nice guy, even after HE put his family and friends through this? I pray you don’t have any children to suffer from your lack of judgement.

    But Story County needs to keep this case open until it can be proven t the public there were no local victims, regardless of how much you wish this to go away. But we know, Holmes is a corrupt prosecutor that should have been ran out of office a long time ago. I’m surprised he didn’t orchestrate a coverup.

  • not a better guy

    Troy i would like to meet you! William i would like to meet you! Hatepedo i would like to meet you! Thank you

  • J.R.

    Scott Frank was like a second Dad to me my whole life. I am 35 and I have known him for 30 of those years and he never did anything but help me whenever I needed it. You will not find a better man anywhere in the world. Foul play?? This man would never have killed himself.

    • Troy Hendrickson

      You mean he wouldn’t have killed himself unless he got busted with a computer full of child pornography. Sorry your friend turned out to be an evil monster dude but that’s the reality.

  • Jill

    Well J.R. he did kill himself. He knew what he did was wrong and was to much of a coward to face the wrath of those in the community. He was a slumlord and a sick man that had a lot of people snowed.

  • Gerald Murrell Sr.

    My name is Gerald Murrell Sr.. i have known Scott since 1987. He’s always been an honorable person and a very good friend. As far as being a slumlord, where will the tenants live if these apartments no longer exist? Thank God for slumlords. Thank you.

    • ashamed he was on the council.

      I guess you didn’t know him as well as you thought. As far as a slum lord those apartments are a disgrace to the town. I would be ashamed to own property in that condition, let alone having people living in them.

  • J.R.

    Well time will tell. Only God and Scott Frank know what really happened. The rest is just heresay.Opinions are like ***holes, everyone has one. I can’t imagine why I was never a VICTIM, having been alone with Scott many occasions growing up throughout my childhood. I would trust Scott with my life and my 5 year old sons as well.

  • Grossed Out

    I can’t think of one reason anyone would have naked pictureS of little boys on their computer. None. The whole thing grosses me out. I feel bad for the victims.

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