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September 18, 2013

LITTLE ROCK – Attorney General Dustin McDaniel announced today that a Lonoke County man arrested last year by agents from the Attorney General’s Office has been sentenced to 30 years in prison after pleading guilty to child pornography charges.

David James Harrison, 49, of Cabot entered his guilty plea Monday before Lonoke County Circuit Judge Sandy Huckabee. Harrison was convicted on 20 counts of distributing, possessing or viewing matter depicting sexually explicit conduct involving a child. In addition to the 30-year sentence, Harrison was also required to register as a sex offender.

Harrison is being held in the Lonoke County Detention Center awaiting transfer to the Arkansas Department of Correction.

“This conviction should send a clear message to any Internet predator that any attempt to exploit our children will not be tolerated,” McDaniel said. “The Cyber Crimes Unit in my office works cooperatively with law enforcement agencies across the state to help make Arkansas safer for its children and families.”

Harrison was arrested last September following an investigation by the Attorney General’s Cyber Crimes Unit.

Last July, agents executed a search warrant at Harrison’s residence on Valley Creek Drive in Cabot, seizing two computers, a digital tablet and other electronic evidence. Investigators determined that Harrison was in possession of more than 300 images of child pornography.