New Details in Child Porn Charges Against Former Sherwood Pastor

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SHERWOOD, Ark. – On Wednesday, the Sherwood Police Department released more details on how a former pastor was caught on child pornography charges after months of investigation.

“I think it’s shocking and scary,” says Charlotte Weber, who lives in Sherwood.

The Sherwood community was stunned to hear the news.

“Hard to trust your kids out of your sight. It’s not like what it was when I was raising my kids,” Weber adds.

40-year-old David Reynolds was arrested Tuesday on 70 counts. He is a former pastor at Cornerstone Bible Fellowship Church.

“Back in December the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children received information regarding child pornography,” explains Sgt. Keith Wilson with Sherwood Police.

Court documents state social media accounts found several user names viewing explicit information back in December 2015.

These names were all traced back to Reynolds through an IP address:

“sweetoothcandy3”

“Ethanluvsts”

“Luvsomecandy”

“He did go to his church and said he had a problem with pornography,” continues Sgt. Wilson.

Although he never mentioned it was child porn.

“So far we have not found any victims in Arkansas,” Wilson says.

Court documents also stated that a photo of a 13-year-old was found on Reynolds’ computer, later said to be a member of his church.

“There were a lot of pics on there. We want to make sure weren’t related to this, not just as simple as the 70 photographs,” Wilson adds.

That picture was deemed not pornographic. The teen was questioned by police and has since helped investigators locate other girls in pictures found on Reynolds’ computer.

“Anytime we can get someone in possession of child porn off the streets and away from our kids, that’s huge,” Wilson says.

And the Sherwood community couldn’t agree more.

“I don’t understand it and I think no matter what he is, pastor or not, he should be prosecuted same as any,” Weber says.

As of Wednesday evening, Reynolds had not posted bond. His next court date has not been set.

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