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LITTLE ROCK - Attorney General Dustin McDaniel announced today that agents from his office's Cyber Crimes Unit have arrested a Greene County man for possession of child pornography.

Clint Everitt Fields, 32, of Paragould was arrested this morning at his residence. He is being held in the Greene County Detention Center on 20 counts of distributing, possessing or viewing matter depicting sexually explicit conduct involving a child, a Class C felony.

Greene County District Court Judge Dan Stidham set Fields' bond at $150,000.

"Engaging in the distribution of child pornography on the Internet is unlawful and unconscionable," McDaniel said. "Each time a criminal commits this type of crime, he victimizes our children again. Our office will continue to pursue investigations across Arkansas to prevent this activity and protect Arkansans."

Agents with the Cyber Crimes Unit executed a search warrant this morning at Fields' residence, 1005 S. 22nd St., Apt. 8, in Paragould. A laptop computer was seized at that time. The computer will be analyzed at the Cyber Crimes Unit's Forensic Lab in Little Rock.

Special Agent Chris Cone began investigating Fields last month after suspecting that child pornography was being possessed at his residence.

The Paragould Police Department assisted in the investigation and arrest.

The Attorney General's Office will turn over its completed case file to Second Judicial District Prosecuting Attorney Scott Ellington.

Charges are merely accusations and a defendant is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty.


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