'Lengthy' investigation leads to child pornography arrest

'Lengthy' investigation leads to child pornography arrest

NEW MADRID CO., MO (KAIT) - - Investigators arrested a man Friday on suspicion of possessing and distributing child pornography.

Officers with the Missouri State Highway Patrol's Division of Drug and Crime Control arrested Casey L. Bailey, 49, of Canalou.

According to MSHP, the arrest followed a "lengthy investigation."

On Friday, investigators reportedly seized evidence of the crimes during a search of Bailey's home in Canalou.

Later that same morning, officers located Bailey in Moreland and took him to the New Madrid County Jail.

The New Madrid County Prosecuting Attorney's Office formally charged Bailey with promoting child pornography by distribution and possession of child pornography. His bond was set at $50,000.

The New Madrid County Sheriff's Office assisted MSHP in Bailey's arrest.

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