CYBER CRIMES UNIT ARRESTS SALINE COUNTY MAN

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February 13, 2014

LITTLE ROCK – A Saline County man has been arrested for possession of child pornography by agents from the Attorney General’s Office, Attorney General Dustin McDaniel announced today.

Agents arrested Don Michael Cox, 31, of Bauxite on Wednesday in Little Rock. He was arrested on 10 counts of distributing, possessing or viewing matter depicting sexually explicit conduct involving a child, a Class C felony. Pulaski County District Court Judge Wayne Gruber set bond at $25,000.

Cox was being held in the Pulaski County Detention Center.

Agents with the Attorney General’s Cyber Crimes Unit executed a search warrant at Cox’s residence on Gail Drive in Bauxite and a second search warrant at Cox’s Little Rock workplace on Wednesday. Investigators seized a desktop computer, laptop computer and other electronic evidence. The electronic evidence will be analyzed at the Cyber Crimes Unit Forensic Lab in Little Rock.

Special Agent Mike Lett began investigating Cox in November after suspecting that child pornography was being possessed at his residence.

The Saline County Sheriff’s Office 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.

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