Southwest Missouri deputy arrested in porn investigation

4 years 2 months 3 weeks ago Thursday, January 07 2016 Jan 7, 2016 Thursday, January 07, 2016 11:29:06 AM CST January 07, 2016 in News
By: The Associated Press

SPRINGFIELD (AP) — A southwest Missouri sheriff's deputy has been arrested in a child porn investigation and fired from his job.

The Springfield News-Leader reports that 27-year-old Juan T. Jones was charged Wednesday in a federal complaint with possession of child pornography. Greene County Sheriff Jim Arnott arrested the patrol deputy himself.

Arnott said at a press conference Wednesday afternoon that he was "disappointed."

A criminal complaint filed says authorities started investigating Jones in September when a tip came in from the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children that someone was storing child porn on a Dropbox account.

The complaint says a search Jones' Dropbox account turned up 168 videos and about 1,500 images of child porn.

Jones' attorney, David Mercer, didn't immediately return a phone message from The Associated Press.

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