Steven O’Neill

COLUMBIA, MO – A Columbia man has pleaded guilty to three felony counts yesterday.

The Cyber Crimes Task force initiated an investigation after receiving an anonymous tip, August 2015, suggesting Steven O’Neill, 35, of Boone County, was in possession of child pornography.  A search at a residence led to the confiscation of numerous images and videos of several victims, reportedly produced without their knowledge.

O’Neill was sentenced to 20 years for each of three counts of sexual exploitation of a minor.