A Columbia man is in custody in Boone County Tuesday, July 29, 2014. The Boone County Sheriff’s Department arrested Tyler R. Creath, 29,  on an outstanding warrant for child pornography charges. After an extensive search of computers and other media seized in mid-June, Creath was allegedly found to be in possession of and promoting child pornography. He is currently being held at the Boone County Jail with a bond set at $100,000 cash only.

 

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Boone County Sheriff’s Department Cyber Crimes Task Force Press Release:

 

On Tuesday, July 29, 2014, a 29 year old Boone County man was arrested on an outstanding warrant for child pornography charges.

This is direct result of the Boone County Sheriff’s Department Cyber Crimes Task Force, the St Charles Cyber Crime Unit and the Boone County Prosecuting Attorney working together to protect children.

The investigation leading to this arrest began in mid-June 2014 when an investigator with St Charles Cyber Crimes Unit downloaded child pornography from a computer located in Columbia, Missouri.

On July 2, 2014 a court ordered search warrant was served at a Columbia residence. As a result, computers and other media were seized. During a subsequent examination of a computer, hundreds of images depicting the sexual molestation of children as young as babies and toddlers were recovered.

On July 23, 2014 the Boone County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office filed charges against 29 year old Tyler R. Creath for Possessing and Promoting Child Pornography. Creath was arrested at his residence on Tuesday, July 29, 2014.

At the time of this release, the suspect is in the Boone County Jail pending the posting of $100,000 cash only bond.

All suspects are considered innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.

The Boone County Sheriff’s Department Cyber Crimes Task Force is comprised of investigators from the Boone County Sheriff’s Department, the University of Missouri Police Department, and the Federal Bureau of This project is supported by funds made available through the State of Missouri Cyber Crimes Grant administered by the Missouri Department of Public Safety.

The Boone County Sheriff’s Department Cyber Crimes Task Force is part of the Missouri Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force is and supported by funding made available through MO ICAC from the US Department of Justice-Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention.