Man charged with more than 10,000 counts of possession of child porn


A Pine Bluff man has been charged with more than 10,000 counts of possessing child pornography on his computer after a Wednesday search of the man’s residence allegedly yielded the data.

Pine Bluff Police Department Detective Roy Gober said in a probable cause affidavit that David Boyd, 42, allegedly admitted to downloading the images of child pornography onto his computer between mid-April and mid-June of this year. Gober said in the affidavit that the Office of the Mississippi Attorney General conducted an undercover investigation into computers in the state of Mississippi that were distributing child pornography, which led to the discovery of an Internet protocol address of a Mississippi company allegedly distributing child porn.

Gober said that a July 2 federal subpoena of the company’s IP address produced an IP address on a computer in Pine Bluff that was allegedly traced to Boyd. Gober said that PBPD officers executed a search warrant on Boyd’s residence on Highway 65 South Wednesday and allegedly discovered the child pornography in the course of searching the residence.

On Thursday, Jefferson County District Judge Kim Bridgforth set a $50,000 bond for Boyd after ruling that prosecutors had probable cause to charge him with 10,000 plus counts of possession of child pornography.

The Public Defender’s Office was appointed to represent Boyd, who was told to report back to court Aug. 27.