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Lawrence County man arrested on sexual assault, child pornography charges

Jerry Hampton (Source: Lawrence County Sheriff's Office) Jerry Hampton (Source: Lawrence County Sheriff's Office)
LAWRENCE COUNTY, AR (KAIT) -

The Lawrence County Sheriff's Office arrested a man for sexual assault and possession of child pornography nearly six months after he was released from the Arkansas Department of Correction.

According to Sergeant Jamie White with the Lawrence County Sheriff's Office, Jerry Hampton, 58, was arrested after police found him to be in contact with a juvenile.

Hampton was arrested Friday, Jan. 23, 2015. According to a news release, “the arrest stemmed from an investigation which began as a missing juvenile but was discovered to be a juvenile in contact with a registered sex offender.”

White said Hampton was required to register as a sex offender after his release from prison.

White said Arkansas State Police and the Arkansas Crimes Against Children Division “played a big part in the arrest” of Hampton.

Hampton is being held on a $50,000 cash bond.

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