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Rutledge Announces Cabot Man Sentenced for Crimes Involving Children


December 9, 2015

LONOKE – Arkansas Attorney General Leslie Rutledge announced today that a Lonoke County man has been sentenced to 35 years in the Arkansas Department of Correction on child exploitation charges.

Jason Kurtz, 28, of Cabot pleaded guilty to 30 counts of distributing, possessing or viewing matter depicting sexually explicit conduct involving children. In addition to his prison sentence, Kurtz must register as a sex offender.

“These predators are dangerous to communities across Arkansas, and getting these criminals off our streets is a priority of this office,” said Attorney General Rutledge. “The Attorney General’s office Cyber Crimes Unit works closely with local prosecuting attorneys and law enforcement agencies to protect our children.”

Kurtz was arrested in February on a search warrant obtained by the Attorney General Special Investigations Division. An attorney from the Attorney General’s office was appointed by the 23rd District Prosecuting Attorney Chuck Graham as special deputy prosecutor. Judge Barbara Elmore sentenced Kurtz on Dec. 7 in Lonoke County Circuit Court.

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