Father, Son Face Separate Charges for Child Porn, Drugs

2 years 10 months 1 week ago March 13, 2014 Mar 13, 2014 Thursday, March 13 2014 Thursday, March 13, 2014 2:43:00 PM CDT in News
By: Eric Stoyanov, KOMU 8 Digital Producer

HOWARD COUNTY - Investigators with the Boone County Sheriff's Department Cyber Crimes Task Force and the Howard County Sheriff's Department arrested 28-year-old Josh Barton Thursday for suspicion of child pornography. They also arrested 54-year-old James Barton for possession of a controlled substance.

Investigators served a search warrant at 169 County Road 302 in Fayette Thursday morning and discovered a nearby resident accessing the network to reportedly distribute the child pornography. The investigators found and arrested the suspect and recovered the laptop.

The arrests comes from an investigation that began in early February when an investigator identified a home network believed to be in the mid-Missouri area offering to share child pornography through a file sharing program. The investigator also downloaded child pornography involving children from the network on at least two different occasions.

Both James and Josh Barton are being held in the Howard County Jail.

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