- Associated Press - Saturday, November 17, 2018

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) - An Arkansas political consultant who was arrested on a charge of possessing child pornography is now also accused of distributing child pornography and smoking methamphetamine at his county job.

The Arkansas Democrat-Gazette reports that a federal agent testified Friday in a pre-trial hearing that Harold Moody, once the spokesman for the Arkansas Democratic Party, accessed child pornography chatrooms and video-conferencing applications from his desk from Aug. 29 to Oct. 12.

At the hearing, Moody’s lawyer argued for his release until trial, but U.S. Magistrate Judge Joe Volpe ordered he remain in federal custody.

Moody was arrested Nov. 5 then immediately fired from his job as special events coordinator for Pulaski County Youth Services, which the county said didn’t include interactions with children.

Moody’s lawyer could not be reached for comment.

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Information from: Arkansas Democrat-Gazette, http://www.arkansasonline.com

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