St. Francois County Man Arrested on Child Pornography Charges

(Bismarck) The Missouri State Highway Patrol’s Division of Drug and Crime Control has arrested a Bismarck for possession of child pornography and promoting child porn.

A news release from the patrol says 37-year-old Shane E. Bottom was arrested Wednesday, following an investigation by the Division of Drug and Crime Control’s Digital Forensics Investigative Unit.

Last month, investigators discovered a digital file identified as child porn which was downloaded from a device using an internet service provider associated with Bottom.

On Wednesday, investigators served a search warrant at Bottom’s residence in Bismarck where they seized his cell phone.

During an examination of the phone, multiple digital video files of child porn were found.

In an interview with investigators, Bottom admitted he downloaded and viewed the child porn videos.

Bottom is being held in the St. Francois County Jail on a 400-thousand dollar bond.