Bond set for suspects in child pornography, sexual indecency case

Four people arrested so far in investigation

Three arrested in child pornography, sexual indecency case

JONESBORO, Ark. (KAIT) - Four people appeared before a judge Friday after their arrests this week in connection with an internet crimes against children investigation by Jonesboro police.

Lowell Caracker, 25, of Bono, Jeffery Borden, 64, Jonesboro, Dale Doss, 52, of Turrell and Earl Chapman, 66, of Bono appeared before District Judge David Boling during an afternoon probable cause hearing.

Jonesboro police said on social media Thursday that the four were arrested as part of an investigation by the Northeast Arkansas Human Trafficking Task Force and Homeland Security Investigations Child Exploitation Investigations Unit

During the last 2 days, the JPD Internet Crimes Against Children Division has made 4 arrests involving child...

Posted by Jonesboro Police Department on Thursday, October 15, 2020

Borden was arrested on suspicion of rape and sexual indecency with a child, while Doss was arrested on suspicion of internet stalking and internet child pornography. Caracker was also arrested on suspicion of computer child pornography, Jonesboro police said.

Jonesboro police said in the post that the investigation centered around the suspects and conversations or contact with young children.

“This team arrested Lowell Caracker of Bono, who participated in inappropriate conversations with what he believed to be a 14 year old girl. Caracker acknowledged several times that he knew the girl’s age and the conversations quickly became sexual including the suspect sending several inappropriate photos and videos," the post noted. “Officers also arrested Jeffery Borden today regarding a tip they received stating that Borden made inappropriate contact with 3 juvenile females ages 11, 12, and 14. Borden spent the night in a hotel with the juveniles and forced them into several inappropriate scenarios.”

“Dale Doss of Turrell was also arrested regarding a case that this unit has been investigating for several months. Doss participated in several inappropriate conversations with what he believed to be a 15 year old female. He asked the girl several times when they could meet up and makes several plans to perform inappropriate sexual acts with her," Jonesboro police said in the post.

Earlier this week, Jonesboro police said they arrested Chapman, 66, of Bono after an investigation into the sexual assault of a child.

A $1 million bond was set for Borden, while $500,000 bonds were set for Chapman and Doss in the case.

A $250,000 bond was set for Caracker during the hearing Friday.

Caracker, Borden, Doss and Chapman will be arraigned Nov. 24 in circuit court .

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