By Robert Townsend, WDAF
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (WDAF) – Federal investigators say 38-year-old Michael Arnett of Roeland Park, Kansas, and 57-year-old Ronald Brown of Largo, Florida, conspired to commit horrific crimes against children. According to court documents, the pair conspired to kidnap, torture, rape and murder children then cook the young victims’ body parts on a stove.
Agents have now arrested Brown, a popular puppeteer, who on Facebook brags about performing in schools, malls and even for the Tampa Bay Rays. In May, federal agents arrested Arnett at his home at the corner of West Juniper and West 55th Street in Roeland Park. In a new development, agents say they seized Brown’s computer and that they tracked online conversations between Arnett and Brown on Yahoo about “kidnapping kids and eating them.”
Federal agents also say they seized multiple, disturbing pictures from Brown’s Florida home, including pictures of children in bondage positions and pictures of dead children. In May, investigators confiscated a photo of a naked toddler, in a roasting pan, from Michael Arnett’s Roeland Park home.
Both men remain in jail. The U.S. Attorney’s office for Kansas tells FOX 4 their investigation is ongoing.