Collinsville man arrested on charges of sexual abuse and child pornography

Joshua Todd Yarbrough, 39, of Collinsville

A Collinsville man has been arrested for sexual abuse and child pornography.

On Wednesday, Feb. 24, DeKalb County Investigations Unit received a call from Cherokee County DHR about a possible sex abuse of a juvenile.

An investigation was conducted and Joshua Todd Yarbrough, 39, of Collinsville, was arrested and charged with Sexual Abuse 1st, Sexual Abuse 2nd and Possession of Child Pornography.

“Protection of our children is our number one priority and always will be,” DeKalb County Sheriff Nick Welden said. “Working relationships continue to improve across county lines and this is what I love to see (working together). Outstanding job done by our investigators, acting fast and following leads to make an arrest. It’s sad a situation like this happens, it damages a child’s life forever. We all need to pray for these situations and families involved.”

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