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Boone County detention officer arrested accused of having child pornography

Kevin Downey
Kevin Downey, 33, was arrested on suspicion of promoting child pornography Wednesday.


Multiple law enforcement agencies assisted in the arrest of a former Boone County detention officer suspected of having child pornography.

Kevin Downey, 33, of Fulton was arrested and taken to the Callaway County Jail around 9:30 a.m. Wednesday.

Mid-Missouri law enforcement officers responded to a residence at the 900 block of State Street in Fulton. Boone County Sheriff's deputies were assisted by Fulton police officers and Callaway County deputies.

A release from the sheriff's department shows Downey was suspected of possessing and promoting child porn. The Boone County Sheriff's Department said deputies started investigating the former jail officer on a tip from the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children.

Deputies said Downey worked at the jail for six and half years.

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