BOONE COUNTY, Mo. – Formal charges have been filed against a Columbia man on charges of child pornography possession.
An initial arrest was made Thursday, June 16, 2016.
The Boone County Sheriff’s Office reports that an active investigation by their Cyber Crimes Task Force led to the home of 27-year-old Daniel B. Row following downloads reportedly made from the suspect’s home starting in May of this year.
During an on scene investigation and warrant search, officers found hundreds of images as well as some videos depicting the sexual molestation of children, some as young as infants.
Row reportedly admitted to having nearly 22 gigabytes of child porn on his computer.
Row has been formally charged with two Felony counts of promoting child pornography in the first degree and one Felony count of possession of child pornography.
He is currently in custody at the Boone County Jail on a $50,000 cash-only bond.
Press release from the Boone county Sheriff’s Office Cyber Crimes Task Force
On Thursday, June 16, 2016, a 27 year old Boone County man was arrested on child pornography charges.
This is direct result of the Boone County Sheriff’s Department Cyber Crimes Task Force working proactive investigations involving the distribution and possession of child pornography files using the Internet.
The investigation leading to this arrest began in late December 2015 when an investigator with the Task Force downloaded child pornography from a computer located in Columbia, Missouri. Again, in late May 2016, the investigator downloaded images from a different computer located in Columbia. After receiving records from the Internet provider the Task Force learned both downloads came from the same address located in Boone County.
On June 16, 2016 a court ordered search warrant was served at a Columbia residence. As a result, a computer and other media were seized. During an on scene examination of the devices, hundreds of images depicting the sexual molestation of children as young as babies and toddlers were recovered. The suspect estimates he has up to 200 GB of child pornography files.
The suspect is identified as 27 year old Daniel B. Row, 1612 McKee Street of Columbia, Missouri and was arrested on suspicion of Possession of Child Pornography more than 20 images/1 video (Class B felony) and 2 counts- Promoting Child Pornography (Class B felony) . To be set bond on all charges.
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 Investigations.