Political consultant charged with child porn possession

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) - An Arkansas political consultant who once served as the spokesman for the Arkansas Democratic Party has been accused by undercover federal agents of receiving and possessing child pornography.

Harold Moody Jr. pleaded not guilty to the charges Tuesday in a federal court in Little Rock. He didn't immediately respond to a request by The Associated Press for comment.

According to a federal affidavit, Homeland Security Investigations was conducting an undercover investigation of child-exploitation chatrooms when agents found an individual later identified as Moody enter twice on Aug. 29 and once on Sept. 7, Sept. 9 and Oct. 12.

If convicted, he could be sentenced to 5 to 10 years in federal prison for possession and 5 to 20 years for receiving or distributing child porn.

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