Man accused of sexually assaulting child facing more charges

Man accused of sexually assaulting child facing more charges

IZARD COUNTY, AR (KAIT) - A Region 8 man already in jail on a sexual assault charge now faces even more charges after police searched his computer.

Izard County sheriff's deputies arrested Mark Eugene Smith, 43, of Mount Pleasant, on January 5 and charged him with second degree sexual assault and computer exploitation of a child.

Sheriff Tate Lawrence says Smith now faces additional charges of a sexual nature with underage children.

"The additional charges stem from a forensic examination of his personal computer," Lawrence said in a news release.

Smith's bond was increased to $200,000.

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