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Rutledge Announces Arrest of Boone County Man for Crimes Involving Children


October 5, 2017

HARRISON – Arkansas Attorney General Leslie Rutledge today announced the arrest of Jerome Allan Yester of Harrison on 30 counts of distributing, possessing or viewing matter depicting sexually explicit conduct involving a child, a Class C felony.

Yester, 74, was arrested by the Attorney General’s office Cyber Crimes Unit. He is being held in the Boone County Jail.

Special agents in the Attorney General’s office began investigating Yester after agents determined that someone using a computer at Yester’s address downloaded sexually explicit material involving children. The investigative file will be turned over to 14th Judicial District Prosecutor David Ethredge.

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