Affidavit released for child porn charges against Lakeview man

The arrest affidavit has been released for a Lakeview man, 57-year-old Ronald Herbert Mitchell, who faces 34 counts of distribution, possession or viewing child pornography. Mitchell was arrested by Arkansas State Police Thursday and released from the Baxter County Jail after posting a $10,000 bond.According to the affidavit, on May 19th a tip was received from the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children advising images of child pornography were uploaded to a specific Internet Protocol (IP) address which was then traced back to Mitchell.

On June 14th a search warrant was executed and a laptop computer was seized. Investigators from the Arkansas State Crime Lab found 44 pictures, three videos and other evidence of child pornography.

He is scheduled to appear in Baxter County Circuit Court at a later date.

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