Google tip leads Columbia PD to sex offender

Adam Boaz

A sex offender is arrested at a Columbia motel on numerous charges, including possession of child pornography.

Adam Boaz, 29, was taken into custody Wednesday and charged with two counts of child pornography and failure to register as a sex offender.

The Boone County Sheriff's Department Cyber Crimes Task Force began an investigation into Boaz after receiving a tip from Google that Boaz had images of child pornography on an internet account.  

During a search of Boaz' room at the Welcome Inn on North Providence, officers found a cell phone containing pornographic images of children.