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August 22, 2014

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

Roberto M. Almaraz, 49, of Little Rock was arrested Thursday evening at his residence on 30 counts of distributing, possessing or viewing matter depicting sexually explicit conduct involving a child, a Class C felony. District Court Judge Alice Lightle set bond at $250,000.

Almaraz was being held in the Pulaski County Detention Center.

Agents with the Attorney General’s Cyber Crimes Unit executed a search warrant at Almaraz’s residence in the 5100 block of West 10th Street in Little Rock on Thursday. Investigators seized several desktop and laptop computers, cell phones and tablet devices. The electronic evidence will be analyzed at the Cyber Crimes Unit Forensic Lab in Little Rock.

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

The Little Rock Police Department and the Benton Police Department assisted in the investigation and arrest.

The Attorney General’s Office will turn over its completed case file to Sixth Judicial District Prosecuting Attorney Larry Jegley.

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