Child Pornography Charges Against Perryville Man

(Perryville, MO) Officials with the Missouri State Highway Patrol’s Division of Drug and Crime Control announce the arrest of 37 year old Cody Christopher French, of Perryville, Tuesday for promoting and possession of child pornography. Tuesday investigators executed a search warrant at French’s residence on Trishia Street in Perryville. As a result of their search, investigators seized child pornography and computer equipment. French was arrested and transported to the Perry County Jail. French has been charged with four counts of promoting child pornography and one count of possession of child pornography. He remains in custody at the Perry County Jail, with a bond of $100,000. The Patrol was assisted by the Perryville Police Department. The Division of Drug and Crime Control encourages internet users to promptly report to the Patrol, or local law enforcement, anyone who attempts to engage in unwanted, inappropriate, or sexualized communications with children.