FARMINGTON, MO (KFVS) - A Farmington, Missouri man has been arrested after an investigation, according to the Missouri State Highway Patrol.
Officials said 39-year-old Eric L. Sellers was arrested Wednesday, Nov. 14 for possession of child pornography.
The Division of Drug and Crime Control’s Digital Forensics Investigative Unit conducted an investigation leading to the arrest according to officials.
On Oct. 25, 2018, a cyber tip was reported to the National Center for Missing Exploited Children by Google. In the report, Google reported that Sellers uploaded three files to their network.
The files contained explicit videos of underage girls ranging from 6-10 years old.
On Wednesday, Nov. 14, investigators contacted Sellers at a trailer he was staying at with his friends. He admitted he had been downloading and accessing files online which show young girls nude and in sexually suggestive poses.
A search warrant was done at his residence in Farmington and investigators located the cell phone he used to download child pornography files from the internet.
Sellers said the cell phone contained hundreds of child pornography files.
Sellers was taken to the St. Francois County Jail. The St. Francois County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office formally charged Sellers with possession of child pornography.
His bond was set at $50,000.