Matthew MeltonCOLUMBIA, Mo. — The Boone County Sheriff’s Department arrested a Columbia man after months of investigation following a complaint from Ohio.

According to the Boone County Sheriff’s Department, a mother of a 15-year-old girl reportedly found pictures and messages on her daughters phone from a male subject. The Cyber Crimes Task Force was able to trace the messages back to Matthew Melton, 35, of Columbia.

On Wednesday, June 8, 2015, Boone County Officials arrested Melton without incident where he worked. Officers seized several items for evidence, and Melton made a statement to law enforcement. Melton faces charges of alleged Attempted Sexual Exploitation of a Minor and Furnishing Pornographic materials to a Minor.

Melton was in custody at the Boone County Jail, but has since bonded out.