Sheriff Mike Moore reports that on Friday, June 14, 2013, Investigators from the Boone County Sheriff’s Office arrested Boone County resident Lawrence Elander on charges of Computer Exploitation of a Child and Possession of Computer Child Pornography.
Forty year old Lawrence Elander’s charges stem from solicitation of sexually explicit digital images from and of juvenile females he met in online chatrooms. The investigation was initiated after Elander misplaced his cell phone and it was located and turned in to the Berryville Police Department.
Investigators interviewed Elander who confessed to soliciting the juveniles to send him pornographic images of themselves. Elander consented to a search of his phone where evidence of solicitation and child pornography were located. At this time there are no known victims in Boone County or North Central Arkansas. Elander is being held at the Boone County Jail on $25,000.00 Bond.