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May 28, 2013

LITTLE ROCK – Attorney General Dustin McDaniel announced today that a Craighead County man has been arrested for possession of child pornography following an investigation by the Attorney General’s Cyber Crimes Unit.

Daniel Wayne Flood, 27, of Jonesboro was arrested this morning and charged with five counts of distributing, possessing or viewing matter depicting sexually explicit conduct involving a child, a Class C felony. Bond was set at $20,000 pending an initial appearance today in Craighead County District Court.

Daniel Wayne Flood

“My office’s Cyber Crimes Unit is committed to investigating and arresting those who would target and exploit our children on the Internet,” McDaniel said. “We will continue to work with other law enforcement agencies to prevent these types of crimes and to protect our state’s most vulnerable citizens.”

Agents with the Cyber Crimes Unit last week executed a search warrant at a residence in Bay after suspecting that child pornography was being possessed at that residence. Agents confiscated a laptop computer from the residence, which is the home of Flood’s mother.

Agents with the Cyber Crimes Unit and with the Jonesboro Police Department interviewed Flood at his residence, 4607 E. Nettleton Ave., Apt. 15, in Jonesboro, a few days later. At that time, Flood admitted to investigators that he had downloaded images of child pornography on his mother’s computer and on his own mobile phone.

The computer and phone will be analyzed at the Cyber Crimes Unit Forensic Lab in Little Rock.

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.