ARKANSAS (KNWA/KFTA) — UPDATE 9/10/2020: Washington County issued an arrest warrant for Fayetteville resident Jackie Douglas, 50, on August 28, and a bond was set at that time for $5,000, according to a court affidavit. His court date has been set for September 30, 2020, at 7:45 a.m.

Douglas was arrested on six counts of child pornography on August 31st.

The warrant was signed by Springdale Police Department/Homeland Security Investigations Tommy Wooten and approved by Deputy Prosecuting Attorney Denis Dean.

HSI based the arrest on an ongoing child exploitation investigation from May 2018, according to the affidavit for warrant of arrest.

The alleged incidents happened from December 9, 2017, to January 9, 2018, according to the court document.

The court document is heavily redacted but does state that one victim was a 12-year-old girl. Douglas admitted he remembered the video and that he may have obtained it from Tumblr, according to the document.

Douglas stated at the conclusion of the interview with the agent that “he wanted to cooperate, share any information as he remembers and be as open as possible … during the investigation.”

He also stated that he felt “really bad” about having uploaded the images of child pornography to his Flickr account … and again apologized.

ORIGINAL STORY:

A Fayetteville man is in jail arrested for distributing, possessing, and viewing child pornography, according to the Washington County Sheriff’s Office (WCSO).

Jackie Douglas, 50, was arrested on a total of six counts, Monday afternoon, August 31. He is being held on no bond. A first court hearing is set for September 2, 2020, and a follow-up court date on September 30, 2002.

KNWA/FOX24 requested the WCSO arrest report but was denied access due to ACA  § 12-18-104, according to WCSO Spokesperson Kelly Cantrell.

Arkansas Code Title 12 is “Law Enforcement, Emergency Management, and Military Affairs.” Chapter 18 is “Child Maltreatment Act,” followed by “Confidentiality.”

The code has a Section a and b. It reads:

 (a) Any data, records, reports, or documents that are created, collected, or compiled by or on behalf of the Department of Human Services, the Department of Arkansas State Police, or other entity authorized under this chapter to perform investigations or provide services to children, individuals, or families shall not be subject to disclosure under the Freedom of Information Act of 1967, § 25-19-101 et seq.

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(b) Any data, records, reports, or documents released under this chapter to law enforcement, a prosecuting attorney, or a court by the Department of Human Services and the Department of Arkansas State Police are confidential and shall be sealed and not re-disclosed without a protective order to ensure the items of evidence for which there is a reasonable expectation of privacy are not distributed to a person or institution without a legitimate interest in the evidence, provided that nothing in this chapter is deemed to abrogate the right of discovery in a criminal case under the Arkansas Rules of Criminal Procedure or the law.

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