Newly released documents shed light on recent child porn arrests

Newly released documents shed light on recent child porn arrests
Eric Curtis McQuay (Source: Craighead Co. Sheriff's Office)
Johnny S Hendrix, 23, Lepanto (Source: Craighead Co. Sheriff's Office)
Johnny S Hendrix, 23, Lepanto (Source: Craighead Co. Sheriff's Office)
Randall Prescott, 60, Jonesboro (Source: Craighead Co. Sheriff's Office)
Randall Prescott, 60, Jonesboro (Source: Craighead Co. Sheriff's Office)
Jimmy Joe Hampton, 34, Jonesboro (Source: Craighead Co. Sheriff's Office)
Jimmy Joe Hampton, 34, Jonesboro (Source: Craighead Co. Sheriff's Office)
Joshua Wade Dunn, 27, Jonesboro (Source: Craighead Co. Sheriff's Office )
Joshua Wade Dunn, 27, Jonesboro (Source: Craighead Co. Sheriff's Office )

JONESBORO, AR (KAIT) - More than a week after the initial arrests, the Jonesboro Police Department released public court documents detailing a recent child pornography investigation.

Within the past two weeks, investigators with the JPD's Internet Crimes Against Children Division (ICAC) arrested five people on various charges of internet stalking and child pornography.

On Wednesday, April 4, Corporal David McDaniel, public information officer with JPD, released the probable cause affidavits.

The documents detail the lengths detectives say the men went to have sexual relations with an underage girl.

Johnny Smith Hendrix, 23, of Lepanto reportedly told a 15-year-old girl in a Facebook message that she looked "really young," noting that if they did anything he could go to jail.

Little did he know, Hendrix was talking with Sgt. Brandon King with the ICAC.

"Ten messages later Hendrix turned the conversation sexually graphic in nature," the probable cause affidavit stated.

Sgt. King stated Hendrix attempted "multiple times" to get the girl to meet him for sex and twice sent photographs of his penis.

Craighead County District Judge Tommy Fowler found probable cause on March 27 to charge Hendrix with computer child pornography and internet stalking of a child. The judge set his bond at $50,000.

Fowler also found probable cause that same day to charge Jimmy Joe Hampton, 34, of Jonesboro with the same crimes after Sgt. King alleged he tried to get a 15-year-old girl to meet him for sex in his pickup truck.

According to the court documents, Hampton chatted with the "girl" for several days and sent at least two photos of his exposed penis.

When asked by Sgt. King, who was posing as the child, what he specifically wanted to do, Hampton reportedly said: "We can have sex somewhere I have truck." [sic]

When Hampton went to pick up the girl outside a Jonesboro restaurant, police arrested him. Hampton is currently free on a $50,000 bond awaiting his first circuit court appearance on April 27.

Randall Prescott, 60, of Jonesboro is alleged to have posed as an 18-year-old male on Facebook to chat with what he thought was a 14-year-old girl. Again, like the others, he was chatting with Sgt. King.

"Within the first 20 minutes of the conversation Prescott began to ask the victim about her sexual experiences and details about the undergarments she is wearing," Sgt. King stated in Prescott's affidavit.

On March 26, Judge Fowler found probable cause to charge Prescott with internet stalking and computer child pornography. Prescott is currently free on a $35,000 bond awaiting an April 27 appearance in circuit court.

Joshua Wade Dunn, 27, of Jonesboro started chatting with what he thought was a 14-year-old girl on March 26. As in the earlier cases, it was Sgt. King who received his messages and, according to the court documents, a photo of his exposed penis as well as videos of Dunn smoking marijuana.

In addition to telling the child he wanted to have sex with her, investigators alleged Dunn also asked the girl if she "smoked weed." When she replied in the negative, Dunn reportedly said: "So you're gonna try it with me right?"

Saying he did not have the means to pick the girl up, investigators say Dunn sent a female friend to drive the victim to his apartment.

When contacted by police at the predetermined location, the woman reportedly said Dunn had asked her to pick up someone but did not know anything other than the girl's first name.

Officers stopped Dunn as he pulled up to his apartment. According to the affidavit, he was "in possession of several condoms, two containers of alcohol, marijuana, methamphetamines, and pipes used for smoking the narcotics."

On April 2, Craighead County District Judge David Boling found probable cause to charge Dunn with internet stalking of a child, possession of meth or cocaine less than 2 grams, possession of a Schedule VI controlled substance less than 4 ounces, and possession of drug paraphernalia. He's being held on a $75,000 cash/surety bond awaiting a May 25 circuit court appearance.

Eric Curtis McQuay, 34, of Pocahontas is locked up in the Craighead County Detention Center on a $1 million bond after police say they found a "large amount of child pornography on his computers."

Sgt. King along with Sgt. Gary Shackelford and Detective Ernest Ward with the ICAC task force executed a search warrant on McQuay's Pocahontas apartment on March 27.

Sgt. Shackelford stated in the affidavit the search came after McQuay shared child pornography with him.

After he was read his Miranda rights, McQuay reportedly admitted the child pornography was his.

On April 2, Judge Boling found probable cause to charge him with distributing/possessing/viewing matter depicting sexual conduct involving a child.

McQuay is due in circuit court on April 27.

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