Roy Bland of Rogers Arkansas Arrested on Child Porn Charges

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A Rogers man was arrested Wednesday after police say child pornography was discovered on his computer. Roy Bland, 48, faces charges of distributing, possessing or viewing matter depicting sexually explicit content, a class C Felony.

According to the Benton County Sheriff’s Office, the Cyber Crimes Division began investigating in August after the department received a tip that child pornography was being downloaded at home on South “F” Street in Rogers. Detectives found several laptops during a search of the home, according to a report.

During questioning, Bland told police “he hadn’t touched anyone in 25 years.” When detectives asked him to explain, he said he had molested a three-year-old girl and six or seven-year-old boy when he was 17.

He said he “got in trouble for it” in Seattle, Washington at the time. Bland said he was not registered as a sex offender because it occurred prior to the Megan Law.

According to the affidavit, he told police he knew the images on his computer were illegal but said it was “an addiction” and he was trying to keep from actually going out. Bland told detectives he searched for images of children as young as three-years-old.

Bland’s bond is set at $50,000 and is scheduled for an arraignment on December 22 in Benton County.

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