Missouri Highway Patrol arrests teen on child pornography charges

Child Pornography

The Missouri State Highway Patrol’s Division of Drug and Crime Control announces the arrest of a Prairie Hill resident Thursday on charges related to pornography.

Sergeant Shawn Griggs with the Highway Patrol reports investigators contacted 19-year-old Steven Tyler Greer at his residence and located and seized electronic equipment as evidence.  He was transported to the Chariton County Jail.

Greer was formally charged on Friday with felony possession of child pornography and misdemeanor furnishing pornography to a minor. Greer’s bond was set at $50,000.

Griggs reports the arrest was the result of an investigation conducted by members of the Division of Drug and Crime Control’s Digital Forensics Investigative Unit. The Chariton County Sheriff’s Office and the Salisbury Police Department assisted the Patrol.

The Division of Drug and Crime Control encourages internet users to promptly report to the Patrol or local law enforcement anyone who attempts to engage in unwanted, inappropriate, or sexualized communications with children.

Prairie Hill is located in Chariton County approximately 35-miles southeast of Brookfield.