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Arkadelphia man charged with stalking child on Internet

Investigators in Clark and Faulkner counties worked together to halt an Arkadelphia man from sexting a juvenile.

According to an affidavit filed at the Clark County Circuit Clerk’s Office, 29-year-old Tyler Brown started having “lewd and sexual conversations” with a Greenbrier adolescent who claimed to be 14 years old.

Brown is charged in Clark County with Internet stalking of a child, a Class B felony punishable by 5-20 years in prison.

An affidavit filed by Sgt. Don Cleek, criminal investigator with the Arkadelphia Police Department, officials became aware of the conversations between Brown and the juvenile on Oct. 26, about 10 days after the two began texting and calling. The juvenile’s mother notified Greenbrier police, who noted that Brown’s phone number matched the number of received phone calls on the juvenile’s phone.

Law enforcement noted that the “lewd and sexual” conversations between the two continued after the juvenile relayed that she was 14. Using the juvenile’s phone, Greenbrier police continued texting Brown and set up a meeting in Arkadelphia for sex; Brown allegedly agreed to meet for sex at an athletic event.

Brown has since been arrested and is in custody at the Clark County Detention Center.