|Updated: 1/18 4:03 pm
||Published: 1/18 3:59 pm
LITTLE ROCK, AR – A Level 3 sex offender, on probation for a 2010 sexual assault conviction, was arrested in Bauxite for possessing multiple images of child pornography, according to Attorney General Dustin McDaniel.
McDaniel says his Cyber Crimes Unit began investigating Michael Rea, 43, back in October when the Malvern Police Department contacted him about the possibility of Rea possessing child porn.
A search of Rea’s home at 6328 Sutton Road in Bauxite found multiple images on Rea’s laptop, according to McDaniel.
Rea was arrested and placed in the Saline County jail on $100,000 bond. Rea is charged with four counts of computer exploitation of a child and 20 counts of distributing, possessing, or viewing matter depicting sexually explicit conduct involving a child.
Rea also faces a probation revocation hearing.