CYBER CRIMES UNIT ARRESTS GRANT COUNTY MAN

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February 06, 2014

LITTLE ROCK – Attorney General Dustin McDaniel announced today that agents from the Attorney General’s Office have arrested a Grant County man for possession of child pornography.

Bryan Mitchell Baker, 27, of Sheridan was arrested today on 30 counts of distributing, possessing or viewing matter depicting sexually explicit conduct involving a child, a Class C felony. Baker was being held in the Sheridan Detention Center on $100,000 bond.

Agents with the Attorney General’s Cyber Crimes Unit executed a search warrant this morning at Baker’s residence. Investigators seized a laptop computer and other electronic evidence. The evidence will be analyzed at the Cyber Crimes Unit Forensic Lab in Little Rock.

Special Agent Chris Cone began investigating Baker in December after suspecting that child pornography was being possessed at his residence.

The Grant County Sheriff’s Department assisted in the investigation and arrest.

The Attorney General’s Office will turn over its completed case file to Seventh Judicial District Prosecuting Attorney Stephen Shirron.

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

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