Man Accused Of Dealing Child Porn For 30 Years Turned Over To Feds

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VAN BUREN (KFSM) -- Early Thursday morning (Oct. 6) members of the Crawford County Sheriff's Office, Fort Smith Police Department, Greenwood Police Department and Sebastian County Sheriff's Office arrested a man suspected of dealing in child pornography for 30 years.

Jerry Wayne Johnson, 75, was arrested at his home on Georgia Ridge Road, north of Alma.

Crawford County investigators said they were contacted by federal agents to serve the arrest warrant at his home where they seized Johnson's computer.

"Graphic images of child pornography. Numerous graphic images of child pornography on his computer," said Crawford County Chief Deputy James Damonte.

Johnson was brought to the Crawford County Sheriff's Office for questioning. Investigators said they used software provided by Homeland Security to uncover the downloading, transferring and sharing of severely disturbing images involving small children.

Johnson was handed over to federal authorities and is being held without bond at the Sebastian County Detention Center.