Moberly Man Arrested for Child Pornography

Posted by brennan on September 9, 2013

A Moberly man is in jail after police find hundreds of pieces of child pornography in his home.

Detective Andy Anderson with the Boone County Cyber Crimes Task Force says 39 year-old Michael Steele was brought to their attention after the social media site Tumblr alerted authorities that someone from Mid-Missouri had uploaded child porn to the site.

“So we began to do the investigation, and pin-pointed an address in Moberly that we believed it was coming out from. In March, detectives from our unit, and the Moberly Police Department served a court ordered search warrant,” says Anderson.

Authorities searched computers, hard drives, and more, finding pornography containing children as young as 3 or 4.

Steele was arrested and is in the Randolph County Jail on $20,000 bond.