Moberly Man Faces Child Pornography Charges

A Moberly man has been charged with promoting and possessing child pornography. The State Highway Patrol arrested 20-year-old Scott Thomas O’Brien Monday. A court document says O’Brien shared two videos online last month. During a search at his home in the 400 block of Austin Street, around 20 files were found on O’Brien’s phone, depicting sex acts involving adults with children who were between about 4 and 12 years old. O’Brien told the investigator he did not have sex with any minors himself. He is being held in the Randolph County Jail on $20,000 cash-only bond.