Jonesboro man arrested on child pornography charge

Jonesboro man arrested on child pornography charge

JONESBORO, AR (KAIT) - A judge found probable cause Wednesday to charge a Jonesboro man with child pornography.

Joshua Alan Hull, 28, is accused of uploading images of suspected child pornography to a photo sharing website.

According to court documents, Detective Brandon King with the Jonesboro Police Department received information on April 6 that a subject with the screen name "Joshuashagg" had uploaded images to his Photobucket account on March 3.

On April 8, District Court Judge Keith Blackman issued search warrants for AT&T, Google, and Photobucket. King emailed the warrants to the respective providers.

On April 16, King received a disk from Photobucket containing images that had been uploaded to the account.

"There was a large number of pornographic images," King stated in his initial police report. "Several of the files had names that indicated child pornography."

On May 13, King received information from the Google search warrant indicating the Gmail account registered to Photobucket belonged to Hull.

"The records also indicated that the account was accessed…very frequently beginning on Nov. 6, 2014 and continuing until March 30," King reported.

The following day King received information from AT&T Uverse that showed the IP address used was registered to Hull in the 200-block of West Stroud Street, the report said.

On Tuesday, May 19, officers executed a search warrant at the Stroud address and arrested Hull.

After he was read his Miranda rights, Hull "admitted to viewing and saving the images of child pornography," the affidavit said.

On Wednesday he appeared before Judge Blackman who found probable cause to charge him and set his bond at $7,500.

Hull is currently being held at the Craighead County Detention Center.

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