H.L. Moody Jr.,
who's been a political consultant
and Pulaski County employee, appeared in federal court Tuesday on a charge
of possessing and distributing child pornography.
was named in a sealed charge Friday. The case was unsealed today.
Moody was a former Pulaski County Democratic Party chair and was
communications director for the state Democratic Party from July 2015
until February 2017. Since then, he'd been a special events
coordinator for Pulaski County Youth Services. He also continued to do
political work, including serving as campaign manager for Tippi
McCullough's successful race for state House from Little Rock this year.
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette reported that he was fired from his county job
Monday after the county learned of the investigation. The
quoted a spokesman as saying Moody had an administrative job and did not
work with children in that post, but organized fund-raising events.
Moody appeared before a federal magistrate this morning.