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Plea Postponed for Former Fayetteville Athletic Director

BENTON COUNTY, AR -- A former Fayetteville school administrator, accused of stalking a child online, will have to wait until February to enter a plea.
BENTON COUNTY, AR -- A former Fayetteville school administrator, accused of stalking a child online, will have to wait to enter a plea. Former Fayetteville School District Athletic Director Barry Gebhart was set to enter a plea in Benton County Monday morning, but his arraignment was postponed. According to the prosecutor's office, it's now set for February 18. Investigators say they need more time to look through all the data on Gebhart's cell phone. The Benton County Sheriff's Office tells us the search has already turned up photos of two unknown girls, thought to be underage.

"There's just a lot of data that has to be searched," says Benton County Deputy Keshia Guyll. "We have two unidentified girls that appear to be underage, however we are just not sure. Cyber crimes detectives are trying to identify them currently."

Police arrested Gebhart in October. They say he exchanged inappropriate messages with what he thought was a 14-year-old girl.

Gebhart resigned from his post of Fayetteville Public Schools, and the search continues for his replacement. According to the school district, 30 people have applied for the job.
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