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Former Minister Arrested for Bringing Child Porn to NWACC Campus

ROGERS, AR -- A registered sex offender is accused of having child porn at Northwest Arkansas Community College.
Daniel Keith Kiger (2008)
Daniel Keith Kiger (2008)
ROGERS, AR -- A registered sex offender is accused of having child porn at Northwest Arkansas Community College.

"We do have a situation where a person who has been a student at the college has been accused of some serious situation," said Steven Hinds, Executive Director of Public Relations and Marketing at NWACC.

Daniel Keith Kiger, 37, of Winslow, was arrested November 8th on a charges of distributing, possessing or viewing sexual explicit conduct involving a child. An investigation uncovered that a fellow student found flash drives in Kiger's computer containing images of young girls engaging in sexual acts. Kiger reportedly admitted the flash drives were his.

"This is the first time in the history of the college that this has happened. The college is 23 years old and this is the first time... NWACC has thousands of college students and they're expected to abide by federal and state law and when they don't do that, there are consequences."

According to a police report, Kiger was a student and employee of the school newspaper. On October 14, one of Kiger's school newspaper co-workers reported finding papers which contained personal information like addresses and phone numbers of teen girls who had signed up to work for the paper at a recent college fair.

"Our Department of Public Safety has been working with the Benton and Washington County Sheriff's Offices and the Benton and Washington County Prosecuting Attorney's Offices, as well as other authorities."

The police report went on to state Kiger told co-workers he currently works as a minister. He has several religious postings on his Facebook page, but we could not confirm that he is currently a minister or at what church.

Washington County Deputies later searched Kiger's home and seized an iPod, multiple DVDs and a Samsung phone. Police had taken Kiger’s laptop during an earlier interview with Kiger, as well as the school computer, according to the affidavit.

The report says Kiger served time at the Washington County Jail in 2008 after pleading guilty to having sexual contact with a 14-year-old girl. He was sentenced to three years in prison and three years suspended sentence. In a report from the 2008 arrest, Kiger admitted to the relationship with the 14-year-old girl, whom he had initially met when he was a youth minister at First Baptist Church in Winslow and at a church camp. The Arkansas Crime Information Center lists him as a Level 2 sex offender or "Moderate Risk."

"We're in the process of putting in background checks for students who wish to be student leaders... Students should be aware that NWACC is a very safe campus. We have an incredible Department of Public Safety, we have a number of security cameras in place and security procedures and we have very well trained officers on campus, so they should feel good about the safety on campus," said Hinds.
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