Poplar Bluff, MO (KSDK) - Police investigating the abduction of a 5-year-old Poplar Bluff girl said they have discovered child pornography on the phone belonging to the man suspected of taking the child.
The suspect, Jeffrey Dean Shelton, is facing child kidnapping and other charges.
Investigators believe Shelton took the girl from her home Wednesday morning. Shelton was arrested later in the day. The girl was with him at the time of his arrest.
Poplar Bluff Police Chief Danny Whiteley said authorities searched Jeffrey Shelton's phone and found images depicting sexual assaults against a 10-year-old girl from the area and other unidentified children.
Shelton, a registered sex offender, has not been charged with a sex crime in connection with the 10-year-old's abduction.
Information from the Associated Press was used in this report.