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    Rutledge Announces St. Francis County Man Convicted of Possessing Videos Showing Rape of Children

    August 23, 2019

    George will serve 12 years for despicable actions

    LITTLE ROCK – Arkansas Attorney General Leslie Rutledge today announced that a St. Francis County man has entered a plea of guilty on child pornography charges.

    Mario George 31, of Forrest City, pleaded guilty to four counts of distributing, possessing or viewing of matter depicting sexually explicit conduct involving a child. George was arrested May 2018 after he was found in possession of 20 files of videos and images of sexual intercourse and penetration with boys as young as 5 years old to 14 years old. George will serve 12 consecutive years in the Arkansas Department of Correction and will have to register as a sex offender.

    “George’s despicable actions of possessing and sharing sexually explicit content only prolong the vicious victimization of innocent children,” said Attorney General Rutledge. “I will do everything in my power to keep these predators off the streets and away from our homes.”

    George was arrested by the Attorney General’s Office Cyber Crimes Unit when special agents seized a computer and a USB thumb drive from his residence. Assistant Attorney General Jill Irwin was appointed Special Deputy Prosecutor in the case by the First Judicial District Prosecuting Attorney Todd Murray.

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