FAULKNER COUNTY – An Irving man was sentenced in Faulkner County to 60 years in prison on 30 counts of distributing and possessing child pornography.
According to court documents from Falkner County Circuit Judge Charles E. Clawson, Derek Pelletier pleaded guilty on June 17 to six counts of child pornography, for which he received 10 years each, and another 24 counts, for which he received another 10 years to be served concurrently during the 60-year sentence.
In August 2012, Pelletier was arrested after sending more than 30 images of child pornography to an undercover sheriff deputy from Faulkner County, a county just north of Little Rock, Ark. He was charged and released days later on a $75,000 bond.
Testimony from the case said that Pelletier had been chatting with the undercover officer before he started a video chat from his dermatology office. He then exposed himself to the undercover deputy.
The 36-year-old’s home address is listed in Irving, according to court documents, but Pelletier’s job history includes working as a dermatologist in the Frisco and Rockwall area. He was self-employed at the time of arrest.
Pelletier will have to register as a sex offender in Arkansas and pay court costs after his prison sentence.