An Alexander man accused of downloading hundreds of images of child pornography to a home computer pleaded not guilty in Benton District Court on Tuesday.
Facing 236 counts of possessing child pornography and one count of attempting to influence a public official, 69-year-old John Darrell Green is set to appear before Saline County Circuit Judge Gary Arnold on Aug. 13, at which time atrial date could be. Green was arrested at his home on May 30 and as of press time, remains in the Saline County jail under a $150,000 sheriff’s bond.
Lt. Scotty Courtney, public information officer for the Saline County Sheriff’s Office, said the Arkansas Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force received information from the National Missing and Exploited Children’s Hotline about child pornography being on a computer at a home in the 15500 block of Birch Street in Alexander. Sheriff’s detectives, along with the law enforcement officers from AICAC, Arkansas State Police investigators, special agents from Homeland Security and officers from Pine Bluff, then served a warrant a warrant at the home and took Green into custody.
Officers reportedly found 236 images and videos of child pornography.
“We cannot make a determination at this point if any of the children are local,” Courtney said. “There is no indication that I received that there will be any additional arrests.”
To report information about this case, or other crimes, call the Saline County Sheriff’s Office at 501-303-5608 or 501-303-5642.