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Mount Pleasant man charged with multiple child sex crimes

Anthony E. Padilla (Source: Izard Co. Sheriff's Dept.) Anthony E. Padilla (Source: Izard Co. Sheriff's Dept.)
IZARD COUNTY, AR (KAIT) -

A Mount Pleasant man is facing numerous charges involving child sex crimes.

Izard County Sheriff Tate Lawrence states Anthony E. Padilla was recently charged with 22 felony counts of distributing, possession or viewing material depicting sexually explicit conduct involving a child.

A family reported to authorities they found several photos of child pornography on their computer after Padilla had spent the night at their home. 

The photos were stored on a 4shared account which is an offsite data storage service, according to Lawrence. In addition to child pornography, a photo of Padilla and his driver's license was stored on the account.

In an interview Lawrence stated Padilla admitted to using a cell phone to get the photos and then uploaded them to his 4shared account.

Padilla was arrested on Tuesday and is being held on $220,000 bond in the Izard County Detention Facility.

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