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07/25/2012

Benton, Arkansas man arrested for Computer Child Porn

Christopher Avakian

On Wednesday, July 25, 2012, Christopher Avakian, age 29, of Benton, Arkansas was arrested on a Marion County felony warrant for (2) counts of Computer Child Pornography and (2) counts of Unlawful Use of a Communications Device. The arrest is the result of a joint undercover online investigation, in which Avakian made contact and engaged in sexually explicit chats, along with sending pornographic images of his self, via the internet, with who he believed was two different 14 year old girls, which were actually undercover investigators from the Marion County Sheriff’s Department and Flippin Police Department.  Avakian’s bond was set at $50,000.00 and he’s currently awaiting his first appearance before the Marion County Circuit Court. Assisting the MCSO and FPD in the arrest, was the Saline County Sheriff’s Office.

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