Secret Service assists Searcy in human trafficking investigation

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SEARCY, Ark. – A man is being charged with at least 34 counts of child pornography along with human trafficking, attempted rape, and other serious charges in an investigation involving the United States Secret Service, Searcy Police Department, and other White County authorities.

Ord was initially arrested in May. An adult victim came forward to say Ord had sexually assaulted him since he was 12. The following month, investigators learned of evidence of human trafficking, a release said.

On August 27th, 2019, the Criminal Investigation Division with the Searcy Police Department and the White County Prosecutor’s presented the courts with new evidence to bring several new charges on John Ord.

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The Criminal Investigation Division, with the help of the United States Secret Service, was able to find Child Pornography on devices that belonged to Ord as well new witnesses to Human Trafficking.

Along with all previous charges, Ord is now being charged with 34 counts of Child Pornography, in Violation of ACA 5-27-602, Class C Felony, another charge of Trafficking of Person, in Violation of ACA 5-18-103, Class Y Felony. Criminal Attempt (To Commit Rape), in Violation of ACA 5-3-201, Class A Felony, and Sexual Assault 2nd Degree, In Violation of ACA 5-14-125, Class B Felony.

Detectives with the Searcy Police Department are urging anyone who has information or anyone who is a possible victim of John Ord to come forward with information. Detectives feel that there may be several victims out there and we would like to help seek justice for them. – Searcy Police Department

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