Rutledge Announces El Dorado Man Sentenced for Crimes Involving Children
August 25, 2015
EL DORADO – Arkansas Attorney General Leslie Rutledge announced today that a Union County man has been sentenced to 10 years in the Arkansas Department of Correction on child exploitation charges.
Javelle Washington, 35, of El Dorado pleaded guilty to five counts of distributing, possessing or viewing sexually explicit material involving children. In addition to his prison sentence, Washington is required to register as a sex offender.
“Our Cyber Crimes Unit works with prosecutors across the state to take predators off of our streets,” said Attorney General Rutledge. “I am committed to protecting our children, and I appreciate the diligent work of agents in my office working closely with local prosecuting attorneys and law enforcement agencies.”
Washington was arrested in November 2014 on a search warrant obtained by the Attorney General Special Investigations Division and the Union County Sheriff’s Office. An attorney from the Attorney General’s office was appointed by 13th District Prosecutor David Butler as special deputy prosecutor. Judge Robin Carroll sentenced Washington on Aug. 18 in Union County Circuit Court.