Hot Springs Man, 45, Arrested on Child Porn Charges

HOT SPRINGS, Ark. (News release) – A man is arrested Friday on 30 counts of distributing, possessing or viewing matter depicting sexually explicit conduct involving a child, a Class C felony.
 
Gerald Lee Groomes, 45, of Hot Springs, was arrested by Attorney General Leslie Rutledge’s Cyber Crimes Unit, which was assisted by the Hot Springs Police Department. He is being held in the Garland County Jail on $105,000 bond.
 
Special agents in the Attorney General’s office began investigating Groomes after agents determined that someone using a computer at the residence downloaded sexually explicit material involving children.
 
 

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