Child Porn Arrest for Hot Springs Man

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HOT SPRINGS, Ark. – A child pornography investigation has led to the arrest of a local man on a string of charges.

The Hot Springs Police Department (HSPD) says Stephen M. Childs-Beckowitz, 33, faces 50 counts of Distributing, Possessing, or Viewing of Matter Depicting Sexually Explicit Conduct Involving a Child and 10 counts of Computer Exploitation of a Child in the Second Degree.

The HSPD says First Church of the Nazarene of Hot Springs contacted them about disturbing images that were found on a computer commonly used by Childs-Beckowitz. Police say further investigation found that he was using that computer to possibly download and view explicit images of minors. 

According to police, several devices that belonged to Childs-Beckowitz were sent to the Arkansas State Crime Lab for further analysis, which turned up more than 100 images of child sexual abuse material. 

Childs-Beckowitz is being held at the Garland County Detention Center on a $150,000 bond.

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