Rutledge Announces Little Rock Man Sentenced for Crimes Involving Children
January 22, 2016
LITTLE ROCK – Arkansas Attorney General Leslie Rutledge announced today that a Pulaski County man has been sentenced to 30 years in the Arkansas Department of Correction on child exploitation charges.
Roberto Almaraz, 49, of Little Rock pleaded guilty to 10 counts of distributing, possessing or viewing matter depicting sexually explicit conduct involving children. In addition to his prison sentence, Almaraz must register as a sex offender.
“It is a priority of this office to get these dangerous predators off the streets across Arkansas,” said Attorney General Rutledge. “I appreciate the hard work of the Attorney General’s Cyber Crimes Unit and the Little Rock Police Department for conducting a thorough investigation to make sure this individual does not continue to exploit and endanger our children.”
Special agents with the Attorney General’s Cyber Crimes Unit arrested Almaraz in August after executing a search warrant at Almaraz’s residence. Agents conducted a forensic exam on his computer and found evidence that he downloaded and viewed explicit materials involving children.
The Little Rock Police Department assisted with the search warrant and arrest. Attorneys from the Cyber Crimes Unit assisted Prosecutor Larry Jegley with the conviction.