Harrison man arrested for child porn member of Lovin’ Spoonful band

Arkansas Attorney General Leslie Rutledge announced Thursday a Harrison man, 74-year-old Jerome Allan Yester, has been arrested and charged on 30 felony counts of distributing, possessing or viewing matter depicting sexually explicit conduct involving a child.Since the announcement the story has made national headlines that Yester is a member of the Lovin' Spoonful band. The band is known for such hits as "Summer in the City" and "Do You Believe in Magic." The Oklahoman reported Wednesday the band's November 17th concert at Oklahoma's City Tower Theater has been been cancelled due to Yester's arrest.

Rutledge says Yester was arrested by the AG's Cyber Crimes Unit.
Celebrity news website TMZ reports he was released from the Boone County Jail the same day after posting a $35,000 bond.

Special agents in the Attorney General’s office began investigating Yester after agents determined someone using a computer at Yester’s address downloaded sexually explicit material involving children. The investigative file will be turned over to 14th Judicial District Prosecutor David Ethredge.

According to court records Yester is scheduled to appear in Boone County Circuit Court October 27th.

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