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IZARD COUNTY, Ark. (Baxter Bulletin) -- A teacher at Izard County Consolidated School District who also serves as a pastor has been arrested on 24 child pornography charges, according to Izard County Sheriff Tate Lawrence.

Robert Jackson Norton, 52, was arrested following an investigation in which the Izard County Sheriff's Office assisted the Arkansas State Police, the lead agency in the case, according to Lawrence.

Norton, of Sage, was arrested Friday and taken to the Izard County jail where he was being held in lieu of a $240,000 bond, according to Lawrence.

Jackson resigned his positions as a teacher and a pastor, according to Lawrence. While the investigation is continuing, Lawrence said there is no evidence Norton had any physical contact with the children depicted in the photographs authorities seized. Additional charges are a possibility as the investigation moves forward, Lawrence said.

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