FBI arrests Jonesboro man on suspicion of child porn

FBI arrests Jonesboro man in Little Rock on suspicion of child porn

JONESBORO, Ark. (KAIT) - A Jonesboro man faces federal charges of producing child pornography.

According to a media release from the U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Arkansas, a federal grand jury charged Justin Palmer, 41, with two counts of production of child pornography and one count of attempted production of child pornography.

Palmer was charged on Oct. 8 and arrested the following day. He was arraigned Wednesday, Oct. 14, in Little Rock before U.S. Magistrate Judge Beth Deere.

The indictment alleges Palmer attempted to get one minor to engage in sexually explicit conduct, and that he had succeeded in getting two other minors to send him sexually explicit photos or videos.

“At this point in time, federal investigators have not identified any alleged victims in the northeast Arkansas area,” said Connor Hagan, public affairs officer for the Federal Bureau of Investigation in Little Rock.

If found guilty, Palmer could face anywhere from 15 years to life in prison. All three charges carry a fine of up to $250,000 and not less than five years of supervised release.

The Jonesboro Police Department and its Internet Crimes Against Children Division, along with Arkansas State Police, are assisting in the investigation.

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