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Two Arrested for Child Porn in St. Francois County

(Farmington) Two men were arrested Monday in St. Francois County on three counts each of possession of child pornography.

A news release from the Missouri State Highway Patrol says 46-year-old Michael Blaies of Farmington and 44-year-old Paul Mendoza of Leadwood were arrested and are being held in the St. Francois County jail in Farmington with no bond set at this time for both men.

No other details have been released on these arrests and it’s unknown at this time if these two arrests are related or seperate incidents.

According to Missouri Casenet, Mendoza had an initial appearance in court this morning and he received no bond due to his criminal history and to ensure the public’s safety.

No initial court date had been scheduled yet for Blaies.

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