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$250,000 bond set for man arrested in child porn case

Published: Jul. 15, 2021 at 2:49 PM CDT|Updated: Jul. 16, 2021 at 3:33 PM CDT
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JONESBORO, Ark. (KAIT) - A Craighead County man appeared in court Friday after his arrest on suspicion of possessing child pornography.

Jonesboro police said on social media that officers with the Internet Crimes Against Children Division and the Street Crimes Unit executed a search warrant Thursday morning in south Jonesboro.

Investigators arrested 38-year-old Blake Aaron Davis on suspicion of possessing/distributing viewing matter depicting sexual conduct involving a child.

According to police, the case centered around videos and images of juveniles located on Davis’s computer.

Jonesboro police said in a probable cause affidavit that the investigation happened after the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children received a tip in Dec. 2020, then forwarded it to the Arkansas State Police.

Police allege there were at least a dozen image and video files uploaded by Davis and shared with other users.

A judge set a $250,000 temporary bond Thursday.

The $250,000 temporary bond was kept in place Friday during a probable cause hearing.

A judge set an Aug. 27 date in circuit court for Davis. The judge also issued a no-contact order in the case.

Davis resigned in Jan. 2020 as a coach/teacher with the Jonesboro School District after district officials investigated a report that he may have sent two unprofessional photos to female students over Snapchat.

Davis was placed on administrative leave by the district and district officials said at the time that they found no evidence that he engaged in sexual or physical misconduct with any student.

Region 8 News will have more details as they become available.

JPD Officers with the Internet Crimes Against Children Division and Street Crimes Unit/SWAT Team executed a search...

Posted by Jonesboro Police Department on Thursday, July 15, 2021

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