JONESBORO — Curtis Carr, the Mulkeytown man on trial in Franklin County on charges including possession of child pornography, is also being charged in Union County for child sex crimes.

Carr was arrested Aug. 16, 2013, and indicted in Union County on Sept. 10, 2013, on two counts of predatory sexual assault of a child and one count of aggravated kidnapping.

According to the bill of indictment, Carr allegedly penetrated an unidentified female who was younger than the age of 13 at the time of the incident in July of 2013.

In a December 2013 jury trial, Carr was found not guilty of the kidnapping charge, but the jury was deadlocked on the last two charges. Another jury trial is scheduled to resolve the remaining two charges in the case. Carr was in custody during the 2013 trial.

Carr was then bonded out after bond was reduced to $50,000, over the state’s objection, on Dec. 24, 2013.

He was arrested again in 2016 after details provided by the Franklin County Sheriff’s Office indicated he was in bond violation.

During a hearing to increase bond, a motion for which was filed Aug. 16, 2016, the state presented evidence on the bond violations and the conduct reported in Franklin County. Bond was increased to $200,000 and Carr was then taken back into custody at the hearing. While remaining in Union County custody — he is housed in Jackson County — Franklin County prosecutors brought charges against Carr in 2017.

In Franklin County, Carr is charged with three counts of child pornography. It is alleged that in 2016 Carr was in possession of an illicit image of two girls, over 13 years old but not more than 17 years old. Counts 2 and 3 were similar, with the images depicting prepubescent girls. He is also accused of using a cellphone or computer to solicit an underage person. Carr is also accused of sending photographs of his genitals to an underage person.

According to Judici, Carr was charged in 2003 with three counts of predatory criminal sexual assault in Williamson County. He was found not guilty on two charges, with the final one dismissed.

Carr is scheduled to appear in Union County Court at 9 a.m. Nov. 30 and again at 9 a.m Jan. 22, 2018. His next Franklin County court appearance is at 1:30 p.m. Feb. 1, 2018.

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