Man arrested for photographs of babies, toddlers being molested
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.]