$1 million bond set for child pornography suspect

$1 million bond set for child pornography suspect
Eric Curtis McQuay (Source: Craighead Co. Sheriff's Office)

JONESBORO, AR (KAIT) - A man is being held on a $1 million bond after investigators say they found a "large amount of child pornography" on his computers.

Eric Curtis McQuay, 34, of Pocahontas appeared before Craighead County District Judge David Boling who found probable cause Monday to charge him with one count of distributing/possessing/viewing matter depicting sexual conduct involving a child.

The judge, upon learning that McQuay is also wanted in Greene County on "multiple" similar offenses, set his bond at $1 million.

According to court documents, officers from the Jonesboro Police Department's Internet Crimes Against Children Division executed a search warrant on March 27 at McQuay's apartment in the 1100-block of Hillcrest Cove in Pocahontas.

During the search, investigators reported finding a "large amount of child pornography on a desktop computer and a laptop computer belonging to Eric McQuay."

After being read his Miranda warning, McQuay reportedly agreed to speak with investigators.

"Mr. McQuay advised the child pornography was, in fact, his," Sgt. Gary Shackelford stated in the probable cause affidavit.

McQuay is scheduled to appear in circuit court on April 27. Until then, he remains in the Craighead County Detention Center.

He is one of four men arrested last week by Jonesboro police on suspicion of child pornography and internet stalking.

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