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Rutledge Announces Convictions of Two Garland County Men for Cyber Crimes Against Children

Press release, Amanda Priest

LITTLE ROCK – Arkansas Attorney General Leslie Rutledge announced the conviction of two Garland County men for separate crimes related to distributing or viewing child pornography.

“Protecting our children from predators is the single most important duty I have as Attorney General,” said Attorney General Rutledge. “Child predators continue to encourage the grotesque cycle of child sexual abuse and victimization every time they share these horrific videos of innocent kids being forced to engage in unspeakable acts. This is why my office works tirelessly to ensure that these criminals are arrested, prosecuted, and imprisoned to the fullest extent of the law.” 

Defendant Daniel Kimball, 56, entered a guilty plea to four counts of distributing, possessing, or viewing matter depicting sexually explicit conduct involving a child (C felonies). He was sentenced to 20 years in the Arkansas Department of Corrections and must register as a sex offender. In December 2019, agents from the Arkansas Attorney General’s Office’s Cyber Crimes Division and officers from the Hot Springs Village Police Department served a search warrant in Hot Springs Village, where agents found numerous videos that depicted sexually explicit conduct involving a child. 

Defendant Mark White, 35, entered a guilty plea to four counts of distributing, possessing, or viewing matter depicting sexually explicit conduct involving a child (C felonies). He was sentenced to 10 years in the Arkansas Department of Corrections and must register as a sex offender. In February 2018, agents from the Arkansas Attorney General’s Office’s Cyber Crimes Division and officers from the Hot Springs Village Police Department executed a search warrant in Hot Springs Village, where agents arrested White and charged him with distributing, possessing, or viewing matter depicting sexually explicit conduct involving a child.

Assistant Attorney General Jill Irwin from the Cyber Crimes Division was named special prosecutor in both cases by Michelle Lawrence, Prosecuting Attorney, 18-East Judicial District.

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