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Ex-pastor in Sherwood faces child-porn charges

by ArkansasOnline and Arkansas Democrat-Gazette | May 11, 2016 at 5:45 a.m.
David G. Reynolds

A former Sherwood pastor was arrested Tuesday on multiple child-pornography charges, according to Sherwood police.

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David G. Reynolds, 40, faces 70 felony counts of distributing, possessing or viewing of matter depicting sexually explicit conduct involving a child, the Sherwood Police Department said in a news release Tuesday.

Police said they were tipped off in January that an Internet account in Sherwood had accessed a social media account that contained "multiple images" of child pornography and exploitation.

After receiving the tip from the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children, Sherwood detectives and the Arkansas attorney general's Special Investigations Division began its investigation, according to authorities.

O̶n̶ ̶S̶a̶t̶u̶r̶d̶a̶y̶,̶ ̶t̶h̶r̶e̶e̶ ̶d̶a̶y̶s Two months before* his arrest by Sherwood police detectives, Reynolds was removed from all responsibility at the church, Cornerstone Bible Fellowship, after he had told two church elders that he was engaged in pornography, according to a statement from the church.

"Those two elders specifically asked Dave if he had viewed under age pornography to which he replied that he had not knowingly done so," the statement said.

*CORRECTION: An earlier version of this story contained an incorrect date for when Reynolds was removed from all responsibility at the church.

Metro on 05/11/2016

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