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May 30, 2014

LITTLE ROCK – Agents from the Attorney General’s Office arrested a Saline County man today on two counts of rape, Attorney General Dustin McDaniel announced.

Don Michael Cox, 32, of Bauxite is accused of raping a juvenile female in 2010. Cox was arrested at his workplace in Little Rock. He was being held in the Saline County Detention Center awaiting a bond hearing.

The arrest follows an investigation by the Attorney General’s Cyber Crimes Unit, which initially began investigating Cox in November after suspecting that child pornography was being possessed at Cox’s residence.

In February, Cox was arrested and charged with 10 counts of distributing, possessing or viewing matter depicting sexually explicit conduct involving a child. Those charges are pending in Pulaski County.

The Attorney General’s Office will turn over its completed case file related to today’s arrest to 22nd Judicial District Prosecuting Attorney Ken Casady.

Rape is a Class Y felony punishable by 10 to 40 years in prison.

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