Maryville man arrested on child molestation, pornography charges

A Maryville man has been arrested and charged with eight counts of first-degree child molestation and possession of child pornography after an investigation by the Nodaway County Sheriff's Office.

Posted: Apr. 6, 2019 9:24 AM

(MARYVILLE, Mo.) A Maryville man has been arrested and charged with eight counts of first-degree child molestation and possession of child pornography after an investigation by the Nodaway County Sheriff's Office.

According to the sheriff's office, the arrest of 40-year-old Billy Joe Koch came following a lengthy investigation involving several victims, a forensic review of digital media, and the appointment of a special prosecutor.

On Friday, the Nodaway County deputies served a search warrant for an apartment in Maryville for additional digital media.

Following the search, Koch was arrested and is currently being held on a $100,000 bond with the condition of GPS monitoring.

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