Authorities report Larry Davis “Dave” McLeod, age 58 of Little Rock who was arrested with 30 pieces of child pornography was sentenced to 60 years in the Arkansas Department Of Corrections on Tuesday according to a media release.
Larry Davis “Dave” McLeod plead guilty to six counts of possessing matter depicting sexually explicit conduct in exchange for the 60 year sentence imposed by Judge Karen Whatley of the Pulaski County Circuit Court.
The 6 felony counts carry a 10 year maximum sentence each, running consecutively for a total of 60 years.
According to the conditions of McLeod’s plea agreement 24 counts were dropped after McLeod challenged the legality of the evidence that police obtained to get a search warrant for McLeod’s home in January 2020, seizing three computers, four phones, five iPads and a flash drive.
McLeod was arrested after a review of his laptop turned up images that were verified by investigators as child pornography.
An August hearing found no wrongdoing by police, clearing a way for prosecutors to show jurors the photographs, some of which involved infants.
The investigation into McLeod began in November 2019 after a tip about possible illegal materials possession was reported to the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children from the Microsoft Corp.