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Former Athletic Director Pleads 'Not Guilty' to Internet Stalking of a Child

Former Fayetteville Athletic Director Barry Gebhart pleaded not guilty Tuesday. He walked into the courthouse holding hands with his wife.
BENTON COUNTY -- Former Fayetteville Athletic Director Barry Gebhart pleaded not guilty at his arraignment Tuesday morning in Benton County Circuit Court.

He walked into the courthouse holding hands with his wife.

Gebhart faces charges of Internet Stalking of a Child. His original arraignment date was pushed back in December, because investigators wanted more time to search for evidence on his cell phone and computer.

So far, Gebhart's attorney Drew Miller said no additional evidence has been found.

"He's only charged with one count and there doesn't appear to be a plethora of other victims that's been suggested, so we're extremely happy about that, but not surprised," Miller said. 

Detectives arrested Gebhart in October, during an undercover sex sting at the Promenade Mall in Rogers. Investigators say he went there thinking he was meeting with a 14-year-old girl.

His next court date is set for April 7th.

For more coverage on this case, click here.

KNWA/Fox 24 was there for the court proceedings.  Tune in to KNWA News at tonight 5, 6 and 10 or the Fox News Edge at 5:30 and 9 p.m. to hear from Gebhart's attorney.
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