Registered Sex Offender Suspected Of Sending Nude Pictures to Juveniles

A Johnson County  sex offender accused of sending nude pictures to minors was arrested Thursday (March 20) and is facing several new charges.

This, after a mother monitoring her daughter’s Facebook page went to authorities, according to Johnson County Sheriff Jimmy Dorney.

Zackery Shadwick, 33, of Knoxville, Ark., was arrested after Johnson County detectives said he sent nude pictures of himself to underage girls. The girls also sent pictures of themselves to Shadwick, according to deputies.

Shadwick is also accused of picking the girls up from a local school in January and taking them off campus, officials said.

“He communicated with them either by Facebook or by text message, and he just drove up to the school where they were waiting and they willingly got in the car with him and left,” said Sheriff Jimmy Dorney with the Johnson County Sheriffs Office.

Investigators said Shadwick used several fraudulent Facebook accounts to communicate with the underage girls. The social media profiles were created with email accounts which he did not report under his Arkansas Sex Offender Registration requirements.

Shadwick is a Level 3 sex offender. He is facing new charges of possessing matter depicting sexually explicit conduct involving a child, sex offender entering school property and failure to comply with sex offender registration.

According to Dorney, the investigation is still open.

Dorney said he credits the parent who came forward with taking the first step.

“We have a parent out there whose interested in what their child is doing, and is monitoring their children’s activities, and was able to catch this before it escalated into something else,” said Dorney.

Stay with 5NEWS for the latest on this developing story.

15 comments

    • bob

      That wont slove the problem cause the CHILD will just find another older man on facebook and twater to start talking to and messing around with.

  • ozarkobjectivefodder

    The downfall of western civilization as the Patriarchs are being eradicated and destroyed. Society is fulfilling the Matriarchal futuristic utopian society, all by design. More and more males are becoming predatory. Chemicals in our food, mixed messages from media, now acceptant social mores as well as the inundation of pornography, our young men are confused and dangerous. The Judicial system as well as the ongoing police state is taking more and more young men out of the equation of being otherwise qualified contenders for the future American patriarch. Orwellian dystopia is here. In addition, today’s young men have been reared growing up in dysfunctional environment. They’re upbringing, lacking of quality two parent families, have been replaced by predominantly single mother parenting homes. No father figure equals no discipline.

  • ozarkobjectivefodder

    We’ve been inundated with the acceptance of mixed gender role acceptance (transgender and homosexuality). Our boys are not wired right. This has taken its toll on the male psyche. The boys are confused. Religion and tradition says be a gentleman, be a suitor and be the pursuer: the social graces of today say be compassionate, be accepting of sexual equality and favor feminine ideology. Look at our television commercials male bashing and forced feminization of role reversal characterizations.

  • atc8824

    Imagine that a offender re-offending.Why are these kind of guys let out of jail and guys who get caught with pot serving prison time?I am sorry guys but some of the blame goes on the teens also for sending those pictures to him and they should be punished as well.I am not saying this guy was right I am just saying that teens play their part and that’s how they get in trouble.We as parents need to stay aware of who our children are communicating with and why.

    • someonewhoknows

      As someone who knows this guy’s ex wife personally, I can say that he is a predator thru and thru. And it wasn’t January, it was February. Get it right, channel 5!

  • skiggy

    im his step sister and im the one who turned him in not the teens mom, they didnt want to do anything about it but this is his 3rd time… he is a very sick man that should be dead.. and i know of a 10 and 12 yr old he touched i emailed the news station so they can get the story right.. believe me his family is not standing behind him at all… he grew up with a nice family he just wants to b a messed up sick monster… i cant stand ppl like him and even woman do this sick stuff…

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