Man arrested for photographs of babies, toddlers being molested

4 years 2 months 2 weeks ago Tuesday, July 29 2014 Jul 29, 2014 Tuesday, July 29, 2014 2:47:00 PM CDT July 29, 2014 in News
By: Jenna Middaugh, KOMU 8 Digital Producer

BOONE COUNTY - Members of the Boone County Sheriff's Department Cyber Crimes Task Force arrested a man Tuesday for child pornography charges.

Detective Tracy Perkins said 29-year-old Tyler Creath was arrested Tuesday after hundreds of images showing sexual molestation of children as young as babies and toddlers were recovered from a computer at his home on July 2.

Perkins said an investigation began in mid-June when an investigator with the St. Charles Cyber Crimes Unit downloaded child porn from a computer in Columbia.

Perkins said a court-ordered search warrant was served at Creath's home on July 2 where investigators took computers and other media. Investigators found the pictures while examining a computer.

Perkins said the Boone County Prosecuting Attorney's Office filed charges against Creath July 23.

Creath was being held at the Boone County Jail on a $100,000 cash-only bond as of Tuesday.

[Editor's note: This story has been updated to clarify the name of the suspect.]

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