A former youth minister charged with 50 counts of video voyeurism earlier this year now faces additional rape charges related to the case, Jonesboro police said.
Anthony Waller, 39, of Marion was arrested Tuesday on two counts of rape of children believed by police to be 10 or 11 as part of an ongoing investigation into "a very large amount of child pornography" on his computer.
Evidence included "thousands of images of prepubescent girls either completely nude or scantily clad," according to authorities.
Waller was arrested in Marion about 11 a.m. Tuesday, police said. Craighead County jail records show a booking time of about 12:45 p.m. He is being held at the jail pending a probable cause hearing Thursday.
The Arkansas Democrat-Gazette reported police information in May that Waller's wife found the images on a computer they were sharing. The computer and a confiscated hard drive produced evidence to arrest Waller on charges of video voyeurism, authorities said.
Waller, the youth minister of Jonesboro First Assembly of God since 1999, was fired from his post two days after charges were filed.