Man Who Fled Australia Arrested for Child Porn in St. Charles Co.

6 years 7 months 3 days ago Friday, February 21 2014 Feb 21, 2014 Friday, February 21, 2014 3:24:00 AM CST February 21, 2014 in News
By: The Associated Press

WELDON SPRING (AP) - A St. Louis-area man accused of fleeing Australia to escape child pornography charges has now been charged with child porn possession in the U.S.

The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that 57-year-old Timothy Powers of Weldon Spring was charged Wednesday in St. Charles County. In addition to the child porn accusation, he is charged with failure to register as a sex offender.

Police said Powers told officers he moved to Weldon Spring from Australia in October after being found guilty twice of possessing child pornography outside of the U.S.

Powers was jailed on a $50,000 cash-only bond. Authorities say the bond was set high because Powers is considered a flight risk.

Online court records did not list an attorney for Powers on Thursday. His first court appearance is scheduled for next week.

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