Bauxite man arrested for possessing child pornography

A Saline County man is thecenter of the cyber crimes unit's major arrest.

Michael Rea, 43, is facing20 counts of distributing, possessing or viewing matter depicting sexuallyexplicit conduct involving a child and four counts of computer exploitation ofa child.

Several images of childpornography were found on a laptop at Rea's home on Sutton Road in Bauxite. Electronicevidence is being analyzed by the forensic lab in Little Rock.

Rea is already classifiedas a Level 3 sex offender. He was on probation for a 2010 sexual assaultconviction. He also faces a probation revocation hearing.