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Howard County man arrested for child porn

29-year-old Josh Barton

Two men were arrested Thursday in Howard County after authorities searched a home and found child pornography and drugs.

The Boone County Cyber Crimes Task Force and the Howard County Sheriffâ??s Department searched a home in rural Howard County and arrested 28-year-old Joshua S. Barton for suspicion of the distribution of child porn.

An ongoing investigation since February indentified a home network in the mid-Missouri area offering child porn through a file sharing service.




Barton faces promoting child porn charges and is currently in the Howard County Jail.

During the search authorities also arrested 54-year-old James Barton for possession of a controlled substance with intent to distribute. He is also being held in the Howard County Jail pending charges.

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