Bentonville Man Arrested on Multiple Child Porn Charges

WESI ROBINSON

A Bentonville man has been arrested for possession of child pornography.

Wesi Allen Robinson, 34, of Bentonville was arrested Wednesday at his home on Silverbark Road in Bentonville on 30 counts of distributing, possessing or viewing matter depicting sexually explicit conduct involving a child.

The charges are a Class C felony.

Robinson is currently being held in the Benton County Detention Center pending a bond hearing.

Agents with the Attorney General’s Cyber Crimes Unit executed a search warrant Wednesday morning at Robinson’s residence and seized two computers, among other electronic evidence.  The evidence has been set to the Cyber Crimes Unit Forensic Lab in Little Rock.

“The Cyber Crimes Unit in my office investigates this type of crime statewide, and we will keep working with other law enforcement agencies to protect our children and to arrest those who illegally exploit our most vulnerable citizens,” Arkansas Attorney General Dustin McDaniel said in a news release.

Investigators said a special agent was appointed to Robinson’s case last month after suspecting that child pornography was being possessed at his residence.

The Benton County Sheriff’s Office assisted in the investigation and arrest.

The Attorney General’s Office said they plan to turn over its completed case file to Benton County Prosecuting Attorney Van Stone.

According to the Benton County Jail website Robinson is set to appear in court again on January 27, 2014.

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