A man responsible for caring for children as a licensed foster parent is now charged with 38 counts of child pornography.
A two month investigation lead Faulkner County Sheriff's deputies to a major arrest Monday afternoon.
"We have the evidence right now to charge him with 38 counts of possession and distribution of child pornography,” said Major Andy Shock with the Faulkner County Sheriff’s Office.
Forty year old Daniel Klosky is now behind bars waiting to face a judge on those charges.
Klosky, also a volunteer fire
firefighter for the city of
But until his arrest he lived with two boys 8 and 17 years old at his home in Greenbrier.
Klosky was a licensed foster parent through the Department of Human Services.
"That's just wrong. They need to screen a little bit better. They need to screen a lot better,” said neighbor Becky Turnage.
Police will not confirm if they victims of the crime were, in fact, foster children.
But neighbor Becky Turnage says she is now worried about her own grandchildren who came in contact with Klosky, as well as the boys who lived with him.
"The state is putting them in those situations. Our system is just wacky,” Turnage said.
"Its extremely upsetting to everyone involved, not even including the child, but everyone who has touched that child within the system and who is responsible for them,” said Julie Munsell with the Department of Human Services.
Munsell says she cannot comment much on Klosky's case specifically.
But she says all potential foster parents go through a rigorous screening process that includes extensive background checks, interviews and home studies. Those processes are repeated annually.
And recently, unannounced home visits were added to foster parent evaluations.
DHS also tells KARK 4 news over the last 12 months they closed 48 homes to foster kids. That’s out of 1,140 foster homes.
But still, Munsell says, like so many others in the community, they can be fooled.
"Someone can mask themselves so perfectly that it takes time before their deviant behavior may emerge and I think that is what gives everyone the most cause for concern,” she said.
"That's really the question we keep asking ourselves is what more can we do? And we don't have the answer yet,” she added.
DHS says that Klosky had been a foster parent to five children total, but only since April.
So he hadn't had an annual review yet.
But he may have had an unannounced visit and the children he fostered would have been in contact with their social worker far more frequently, so red flags could have come up then.
The two boys who were living with Klosky currently have been returned to DHS care. Faulkner County Sheriff's Deputies say the investigation is still on-going, with the potential for more charges.