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Hot Springs man jailed on 100 counts related to child porn

Paul Benjamin Merritt, 30, was arrested on 100 charges of distributing, possessing, or viewing of matter depicting sexually explicit conduct involving a child. (Photo courtesy: Hot Springs Police Dept.)

A Hot Springs man was arrested on 100 charges of distributing, possessing, or viewing of matter depicting sexually explicit conduct involving a child.

Hot Springs police assisted the FBI in serving a search warrant in the 900 block of Whittington at 6 a.m. Friday.

That's where authorities arrested Paul Benjamin Merritt, 30, of Hot Springs.

Merritt is being held at the Garland County Detention Center.

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