Hempstead County
Sheriff's Office
Hope, Arkansas
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Distributing,Possessing,Viewing Sexually Explicit images involving a child




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On May 29, 2015, Hempstead County Deputies arrested 44 year old James Bruce Smith of Hope for Distributing, possessing, or viewing of matter depicting sexually explicit conduct involving a child, a Class C Felony.


An investigation by Hempstead County investigators and Arkansas State Police CACD revealed that Smith had sent several nude photos of himself to a 16 year old female. Smith also received nude photos from a 16 year old female.


Smith was booked into the Hempstead County Jail and is awaiting a first court appearance.


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