Springfield, Mo (11/30/17) – Steven Edward Moffis, 31, of Willow Springs has been indicted by a federal grand jury for receiving and distributing child pornography.
The federal indictment alleges that Moffis received and distributed child pornography over the Internet from Feb. 14 through Oct. 12, 2017.
According to an affidavit filed in support of the original criminal complaint, a law enforcement officer identified Moffis’s computer on Sept. 20, 2017, while conducting an online child pornography investigation. Moffis’s computer allegedly shared 7,408 files of suspected child pornography on a peer-to-peer file-sharing network. The officer then learned that a detective in the Boone County, Mo., Sheriff’s Department had downloaded 690 suspected images of child pornography from Moffis’s computer.
On Oct. 6, 2017, law enforcement officers executed a search warrant at Moffis’s residence. According to the affidavit, investigators found one video and 41 images of child pornography on Moffis’s cell phone.
Larson cautioned that the charge contained in this indictment is simply an accusation, and not evidence of guilt.
This case is being prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Ami Harshad Miller. It was investigated by the FBI, the West Plains, Mo., Police Department, the Willow Springs, Mo., Police Department, the Missouri State Highway Patrol and the Southwest Missouri Cyber Crimes Task Force.
(Edited Media Release)