Moberly Man Arrested on Child Pornography Charges
A 19-year-old Moberly man has been arrested on child pornography charges.
The Missouri State Highway Patrol says Joseph Allen Schmitt was arrested Tuesday after a search warrant was executed at his residence and child pornography was found.
On Wednesday, Schmitt was charged in Randolph County with possession of child pornography – first offense, child molestation – first degree, and statutory sodomy or attempted statutory sodomy – deviate sexual intercourse – person less than 12 years old. Bond was set at $500,000 cash only.
The Patrol says the investigation is ongoing and additional charges are possible.