An accused child sex offender is off the streets this afternoon and behind bars.
Yesterday afternoon Columbia police arrested 50-year-old David Paxton after an alleged sex crime in February.
Police said on February 16 Paxton exposed himself to an 8-year-old girl who he had care, custody and control over.
That day, the Columbia man also subjected the girl to sexual contact at a home on Fourth Avenue.
He's charged with statutory sodomy and sexual misconduct or attempt involving a child under 15.
He is in the Boone County Jail on $100,000 bond.