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December 18, 2013

LITTLE ROCK – Attorney General Dustin McDaniel announced today that agents from his office have arrested a Benton County man for possession of child pornography.

Wesi Allen Robinson, 34, of Bentonville was arrested this afternoon at his residence on 30 counts of distributing, possessing or viewing matter depicting sexually explicit conduct involving a child, a Class C felony. Robinson was being held in the Benton County Detention Center pending a bond hearing.

“The Cyber Crimes Unit in my office investigates this type of crime statewide, and we will keep working with other law enforcement agencies to protect our children and to arrest those who illegally exploit our most vulnerable citizens,” McDaniel said.

Agents with the Attorney General’s Cyber Crimes Unit executed a search warrant this morning at Robinson’s residence in the 3100 block of Silverbark Road in Bentonville. Investigators seized two computers, among other electronic evidence. The evidence will be analyzed at the Cyber Crimes Unit Forensic Lab in Little Rock.

Special Agent Mike Lett began investigating Robinson last month after suspecting that child pornography was being possessed at his residence.

The Benton County Sheriff’s Office assisted in the investigation and arrest.

The Attorney General’s Office will turn over its completed case file to Benton County Prosecuting Attorney Van Stone.

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