Arlington sex offender back in jail on federal child pornography charge

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An Arlington man is in federal custody, accused of sharing online pornography involving female infants and toddlers, according to online court records.

Barry Robert Turner, 42, is a registered sex offender living in Arlington, having served two years in prison on a 2005 conviction in Tarrant County for indecency with a child by sexual contact.

FBI agents now believe Turner, in December 2012, used the Internet to distribute a pornographic video.

Turner was arrested Friday. He remains in custody while prosecutors prepare formal charges, the records indicate.

According to the criminal complaint, agents learned about his activities while they were investigating a woman who was arrested in March. Her name was kept out of the criminal complaint against Turner, but agents said she was cooperating in the case.

Turner started communicating with her last fall in response to an ad she placed on Craigslist titled “taboo phone sex.” In November, Turner described in an email to the woman how he’d like to break into a home, tie up a mother and rape a 6-year-old daughter. According to the complaint, the woman’s reply to Turner stated, “Interesting ....”

The woman told agents that, on Dec. 8, she sent photos to Turner by email of “adult men engaged in sexual intercourse with infants and toddlers,” according to the complaint.

On Dec. 11, the document stated, Turner emailed the woman a one-minute video of a man having sex with a toddler.

Bill Miller, 817-390-7684 Twitter: @Bill_MillerST

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