Butler Co. man facing possession of child pornography, child molestation charges

Butler Co. man facing possession of child pornography, child molestation charges
Jeffery Downing is facing Possession of Child Pornography and Child Molestation charges. (Source: Butler County Sheriff's Department)

BUTLER COUNTY, Mo. (KFVS) - A Williamsville man is facing possession of child pornography and child molestation charges.

According to court documents, on July 18, at approximately 8:31 p.m. an officer was dispatched to the 1200 block of Highway W. in Poplar Bluff in reference to a child pornography investigation.

A woman told the officer that in the afternoon hours of July 18, she discovered three thumb drives inside the garage of her home in Williamsville.

She reviewed the thumb drives and discovered numerous nude photographs of her juvenile daughter. There was also a video which depicted the juvenile nude.

Jeffery Downing was arrested on July 19.

During a police interview, Downing admitted to having sexual contact with the juvenile since she was 14.

He is being held at the Butler County Jail.

A motion for a bond reduction was denied on July 27 and a preliminary hearing was scheduled for August 20.

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