- Associated Press - Tuesday, February 14, 2017

BENTONVILLE, Ark. (AP) - A former substitute teacher at Bentonville High School has been sentenced to 10 years in prison for possessing child pornography.

The Northwest Arkansas Democrat-Gazette (https://bit.ly/2lMlzDF ) reports 33-year-old Jacob Howard pleaded guilty Monday for distributing, possessing or viewing matter depicting sexually explicit conduct involving a child. He’ll be required to register as a sex offender and follow a seven-year suspended sentence after his release from prison.

Court documents say Howard was arrested last year after an investigation by the Benton County Sheriff’s Office. Through a warrant, detectives were able to trace a computer to Howard’s address.

The documents also say detectives seized two laptops after searching Howard’s home.

A probable cause affidavit says Howard’s computer contained still images and videos of sexual conduct involving unknown victims ranging from 10- to 14-years-old.


Information from: Northwest Arkansas Democrat-Gazette, https://www.nwaonline.com

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