The Missouri State Highway Patrol’s Division of Drug and Crime Control says that a 17-year old Eldon man has been arrested for promoting and possession of child pornography.

17-year old Seth M. James, of Eldon, MO was arrested on Wednesday, Aug. 16.

The MSHP says the the arrest was the result of an investigation conducted by members of the Division of Drug and Crime Control’s Digital Forensics Investigative Unit. The Patrol was assisted by the Miller County Sheriff’s Office.

According to a press release from the MSHP, investigators executed a search warrant at James’ residence, located on Kristy Road, in Eldon. As a result of the search warrant, investigators reportedly located child pornography and computer equipment used to commit the crimes.

The report also adds that on Thursday, Aug. 17, the Miller County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office formally charged James with 1st Degree Promoting Child Pornography and three counts of Possession of Child Pornography.

James was taken to the Miller County Jail, with a bond of $200,000.

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