NODAWAY COUNTY, Mo. – After a lengthy investigation involving several victims, the forensic review of digital media, and the appointment of a special prosecutor resulted in the arrest of a Maryville man.

The Nodaway County Sheriff’s Office served a search warrant Friday for an apartment in Maryville for additional digital media. The special prosecutor has charged Billy Joe Koch, 40, of Maryville, with 8 counts of Child Molestation-1st Degree, and Possession of Child Pornography. These charges are class B Felonies. Koch was arrested late Friday afternoon on the warrant.

He is currently being held on a $100,000.00 bond.