Man Arrested After Child Porn, Guns Found in Home

Francis Joseph McCourt

Deputies arrested a Prairie Grove man Wednesday after he allegedly admitted to downloading photos of naked children from the internet, according to the Washington County Sheriff’s Office.

Francis Joseph “Joe” McCourt, 64, faces 12 counts of child porn related felony charges, according to a news release from the sheriff’s office.

Deputies executed a search warrant at his home on Brown Road in southwest Washington County on Wednesday (March 13) and found images and other items of child pornography, the news release states.  Several computers, hard drives, data media and photographs were seized, according to the news release.

Deputies also found 49 guns in the home, the news release states.

McCourt, who was convicted of a felony in North Dakota, will likely face more charges, according to deputies.

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