HOT SPRINGS, Ark.- A custodian at the Hot Springs School District was arrested on more than 100 counts of viewing, possessing and distributing child pornography.

The FBI arrested Paul Merritt Jr. Friday at his apartment with the help of Hot Springs Police. 

The Hot Springs School District released a statement explaining Merritt was a night custodian and the district doesn’t believe he had contact with any of the students. 

Police say Merritt sought the images online and distributed them using his Facebook account.  He also admitted to being attracted to girls as young as ten.

Cheryl Roorda lives across the street from where Merritt was arrested and her children attend the Hot Springs School District.

“It’s just so discouraging,” says Roorda.  “You have to be so careful who you trust and where you trust people.”

The district says when Merritt is out of jail he’ll be placed on administrative leave pending a complete investigation.