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Rape, child porn victim's mother arrested in connection to investigation

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Evidence recovered from the mother's house during a search warrant Friday Evidence recovered from the mother's house during a search warrant Friday
Additional electronic evidence recovered from victim's mother's house Additional electronic evidence recovered from victim's mother's house

JONESBORO, AR (KAIT) - The twelfth and thirteenth arrests in a rape and computer child porn case were made Friday by the Jonesboro Police Department.


According to JPD, the woman arrested Friday afternoon is the victim's mother.

"She was arrested for Permitting the Abuse of a Minor, a Class B Felony," Detective Brandon King with JPD said.

Region 8 News has made an editorial decision not to air the mother's name in an effort to protect her daughter's identity. However, our cameras were there as JPD conducted a search warrant at her house, turning up more evidence.

"We collected several computers, phones, digital evidence, that sort of thing," Detective King said.

King, the lead investigator on the case, said evidence found at the mother's house could potentially lead to even more arrests in connection to this case.

"[It} will all be processed and sent to our forensics lab and see what evidence develops from there," Kind said.

The original evidence in the case, that led to the arrest of 11 Region 8 men and boys on Tuesday, came from the girl's cell phone. Police had to sort through and catalogue 59,000  text and picture messages.

Detective King said the charge the 50-year-old mother is facing means she was aware of what was going on. Court documents reveal one of the suspects, Brent Crow, admitted to police that he and the 12-year-old had sex at her mother's house. It does not specify whether or not the mother was home at that time.

"Basically recklessly failing to take action to prevent the abuse of a minor," Detective King said.

When asked if this meant the mother was aware of what was happening and failed to come to police about it, Detective King said yes.

The Jonesboro Police Department has also made an arrest across state lines in regards to this case.

20 year old Briar Carrick, a Tuckerman native who's currently living in Georgia, was arrested Friday morning at Fort Benning.

"A bench warrant was issued for his arrest Monday and he was just located in that warrant search yesterday afternoon," Detective King said.

Carrick is facing a computer child porn charge.

The girl's mother was released from jail Friday evening. She is due back in court on Monday, April 15.

Region 8 News will continue to track this story and bring you the latest details as they become available.

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