• Dennis McCaslin

Dover man arrested last week on child pornography charges released on bail after 26-hours in jail



A 33-year-old Pope County man was arrested last week on charges related to the possession of child pornography and released on a $5000 bond just 26 hours later, according to court records and information.


Adam Forrest Ford, of Dover, was the target of an investigation after a tip from the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children and it led to the discovery of various images and videos of child sexual abuse on his cell phone. The Internet Crimes Against Children task force of the Arkansas State Police was the investigating body.


Ford was arrested June 25 at 11 a.m and released right ater 1 p.m the following day.


The June tip resulted in the IP address of the offending account being traced to a home on Terrace Drive in Dover. The residence turned out to be the home of Ford who admitted to investigators having sent and received the image and videos in question on his cellphone.


Investigators said there were both male and female victims, all reportedly under the age of twelve.


Ford had been on probation for a 12-month period that ended in March for a June, 2020 plea deal conviction for Domestic Abuse in the Third Degee that also saw a charge of Aggravated Assault dropped was part of the plea agreement.


In addition, on Monday, an Ex Parte order was signed by Gordon W. McCain, 5th Circuit Division 2 Judge and emergecny custody was given to Ford's ex-wife of two minor children aged seven and ten.


According to that document Ford "shall not harass, molest, intimidate, or annoy the Defendant or have any contact with the parties children in any form until further order of the Court."



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