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For Immediate Release

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September 21, 2009 Western District of Arkansas, Fayetteville Division
Dewaine Allen, Public Affairs Officer (479) 695-7015;
USMS Headquarters Public Affairs (202) 307-9065
Interagency Cooperation Nets Two Sexual Predators

Fayetteville, AR – On Sept. 17, 2009, Keith A. McGarry (41 years of age) and Jeremy Estes (37 years of age) were indicted in the Western District of Arkansas on federal charges related to the receipt and possession of sexually explicit materials involving children.

The indictments, which are unrelated, were the result of investigations conducted by the Springdale Police Department's Internet Crimes Against Children (ICAC) Task Force, the United States Probation Office in Fayetteville Arkansas, and the Northwest Arkansas Sex Offender & Violent Crime Task Force headed by the U. S. Marshals Service.

On August 24th and August 13th respectively, task force investigators, following up on allegations indicating McGarry and Estes may be in possession of sexually explicit images involving children, executed search warrants and seized electronic evidence found in McGarry and Estes's possession.

Pursuant to enforcing a special condition of supervision for search against Estes, the United States Probation Office in Fayetteville, Arkansas requested assistance from the Northwest Arkansas Sex Offender & Violent Crime Task Force and the Springdale Police Department. The subsequent search found Estes to be in violation of his federal supervision based on new law violations.

Keith McGarry, a resident of Republic, Mo., commuted to Northwest Arkansas as part of his employment, and Jeremy Estes is a Springdale resident employed in Fayetteville, Ark. Both McGarry and Estes are awaiting federal arraignment on these charges.

These investigations and indictments are part of an ongoing commitment to combat the online exploitation of children by the Springdale Police Department, the United States Attorney’s Office, and the Northwest Arkansas Sex Offender & Violent Crime Task Force. These indictments are the result of investigations, and do not prove guilt. Both McGarry and Estes are considered innocent until proven guilty in federal court.

The U. S Marshals Service is the nation’s oldest federal law enforcement agency. U. S. Marshals annually capture more federal fugitives than all federal law enforcement agencies combined.

Additional information about the U.S. Marshals can be found at http://www.usmarshals.gov.

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