18-year-old living on MU campus accused of child pornography

9 months 3 days 16 hours ago April 20, 2016 Apr 20, 2016 Wednesday, April 20 2016 Wednesday, April 20, 2016 5:09:00 PM CDT in News
By: Jennifer Prohov and Kylie Callura, KOMU 8 Digital Producers

COLUMBIA - A Columbia man who lived on the University of Missouri campus was arrested Wednesday after sheriff’s deputies served a search warrant for suspected child pornography at his residence.

The Boone County Sheriff’s Department Cyber Crimes Task Force said 18-year-old Aaron Becker uploaded child pornography to a Google account in February. Deputies received a tip from the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children in March saying a suspect was in possession of pornography.

Investigators said they were then able to identify Becker as the account holder. Becker was living on MU’s campus when the child pornography was uploaded. After further investigation, authorities said they learned that Becker had used the account to store and transfer child pornography for several years.

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