Former Columbia man sentenced to prison for child pornography
COLUMBIA — A former Columbia resident was sentenced to 10 years in prison on multiple counts of child pornography on Monday
Daniel Teare of New York was sentenced on two counts of promoting child pornography and 10 counts of possession of child pornography. He received 10 years for each count, with all sentences to be served concurrently. He was found guilty during a 2-day jury trial that began on June 20.
An investigation began on April 21, 2014, when a Boone County Sheriff's Department Cyber Crimes Task Force detective downloaded multiple child pornography videos online from a computer located in Boone County.
According to the press release, a detective from the Independence Police Department had downloaded multiple videos from the same location.
On May 16, 2014, detectives served a search warrant at the residence and seized multiple electronic items that linked Teare to the child pornography downloads.
Then on February 27, 2015, Teare was arrested in Saratoga County, New York, on an arrest warrant for two counts of promoting and one count of possession of child pornography.