Mann gets 30 years for child pornography

Harrisburg, Ark. – Jessica Thomason, deputy prosecuting attorney, prosecuted 65-year-old Gary D. Mann of Harrisburg, who pleaded guilty to five
counts of possessing or viewing sexually explicit conduct involving a child and was given a 30-year sentence.

The conviction resulted from a 2021 investigation,
which began when an Internet Crimes Against
Children investigator in Little Rock advised that
someone in Harrisburg had shared over 100 images of child pornography via a Peer-to-Peer network

Sergeant Gary Shackleford of the Jonesboro Police
Department obtained a search warrant for Mann’s
residence. And in a post-Miranda statement, Mann
admitted to downloading and viewing child pornography.

Thomason thanked Sgt. Shackleford and the Jonesboro Police Department and stated: “The safety of our children has to be a priority. Holding people like Mr. Mann accountable is a step in the right direction.”

Prosecuting Attorney Keith L. Chrestman praised Thomason:

“Thomason is an active deputy prosecuting attorney who works hard and gets results. I’m thankful for her devotion to the protection of children from the abuse that these images promote.”

Press Release



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