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      Columbia man pleads guilty to child porn

      A 40-year-old Columbia man pleaded guilty Wednesday to charges including possession of child pornography.

      Charles D. DeCarr III was charged with two counts of sexual exploitation of a minor child, promoting child pornography, possession of child pornography and statutory sodomy.

      On November 5, 2012, investigators linked DeCarr to a suspect in an Ohio child pornography case. The Ohio FBI traced text messages containing child porn back to mid-Missouri and notified an FBI agent in Boone County.

      A search warrant was served at DeCarr??s residence on November 6th, 2012. Two children, ages 2 and 5, were taken into protective custody, and the Boone County Shefiff??s Department Cyber Crimes Task force says they were the two children shown in the photos sent to Ohio.

      DeCarr??s cell phone was also seized along with evidence the photographs sent to Ohio were produced in the Columbia residence.

      Sentencing is currently scheduled for January.