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      Columbia man faces numerous child porn charges

      A Columbia man is facing multiple charges involving child pornography after being arrested in Centralia Monday.

      Police say 22-year-old Tony D. Jones, Jr. faces 13 felony charges, with bond so far totaling $58,500. The charges include:

      • 4 counts of possession of child pornography
      • 3 counts of sexual trafficking of a child (bond is to be set for these charges)
      • 3 counts of promoting child pornography
      • 3 counts of using a child in a sexual performance
      • 3 counts of abuse of a child

      Police say the investigation started in Columbia earlier this year and was brought to the Centralia Police Department's attention in December. The investigation is still active and police described it as "intricate." Jones was arrested without incident.

      Jones is currently in the Boone County Jail awaiting formal arraignment.