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Press Release: Sheriff’s Online Child Predator Sting Operation; Arrest x12 – DALLAS COUNTY

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All suspects are presumed innocent until determined guilty in court.

Press Release – DALLAS COUNTY SHERIFF’s DEPARTMENT (Investigator Chuck Barker)

Online Child Predator Sting

Between Monday, October 15, 2018 and Monday, October 22, 2018, the Dallas County Sheriff’s Department conducted an Online Predator & Child Exploitation Sting Operation which resulted in (12) arrests.

Justin Gregory 25yo W/M Hot Springs, Ar
Jose Moldonado 28yo H/M Little Rock, Ar
Christopher Evans 33yo W/M Hampton, Ar
Nephi Petitt 24yo W/M Hot Springs, Ar
Jordan Penton 26yo W/M Bogalusa, La
Richard Ashworth 22yo W/M Benton, Ar
Elijha Cohen 27yo B/M Biscoe, Ar
Robert Turner 24yo W/M Gurdon, Ar
Matthew Cockburn 53yo W/M Lafayette, La
Donald Snyder 47yo W/M Bonnerdale, Ar
Cody Burrow 22yo W/M Bismarck, Ar
Matthew Miller 27yo W/M West Monroe, La

Dallas County Investigator Chuck Barker and Garland County Sheriff’s Patrol Deputy Goodman load a convicted sex offender into the police car for transport back to the Dallas County Jail.

All suspects have been charged with Internet Stalking of a Child, a class “Y” Felony, punishable by up to 40 years in Prison and up to $25,000.00 in fines.

Also, among those arrested are convicted sex offenders, persons conspiring to take the juvenile victim out of state, persons who, in addition to Internet Stalking of a Child, also brought drugs and fire arms.

Investigator Barker says “We take these internet crimes against children seriously here and intend to continue to pursue these offenders. We need to understand that these types of crimes are not only a problem for the Feds, the state, and other larger Departments. We all have a responsibility to protect the children and based on this operation it’s clear that these predators are close to home and our Children deserve for us to give this problem our attention.”