According to Attorney General Dustin McDaniel, 48-year-old Bryan A. Holmes, of Alma, was convicted after pleading guilty to 15 counts of distributing, possessing or viewing matter depicting sexually explicit conduct involving a child.
Holmes was sentenced to 42 years in prison, and also received an additional 58 year suspended sentence.
"This conviction and those that have preceded it demonstrate that Arkansas will not tolerate criminals who prey upon our most vulnerable citizens," McDaniel said in a news release. "I am grateful for the work of our Cyber Crimes Unit and law enforcement agencies in Crawford County, who brought this man to justice and will continue to investigate and pursue other cases."
Holmes was arrested last November at his home in Alma following an investigation started by the Attorney General's Cyber Crimes Unit in September 2011.
As a condition of his guilty plea, Holmes will be required to register as a sex offender. Holmes is currently being held in the Crawford County Detention Center, awaiting transfer to the Arkansas Department of Correction.