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BENTON COUNTY MAN SENTENCED TO 60 YEARS
FOR PRODUCING CHILD PORNOGRAPHY



FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
March 19, 2014

 






Fayetteville, Arkansas - Conner Eldridge, United States Attorney for the Western District of Arkansas, announced that Glen Baughman, age 24, of Decatur, Arkansas, was sentenced today for producing images of child pornography. Baughman was sentenced to 60 years imprisonment without the possibility of parole, supervised release for 25 years, and ordered to pay a $25,000 fine. United States District Court Judge Timothy L. Brooks presided over the sentencing in U.S. District Court in Fayetteville, Arkansas.

U. S. Attorney Eldridge commented, “The action taken by this defendant against these two young and innocent children is reprehensible. They will be forever victimized as every time a video or image involving sexual abuse of children is downloaded or viewed, they are re-victimized. Our office will continue to work with law enforcement to expose what these criminals do behind closed doors and prosecute them and bring them to justice. Crimes like this against our children simply will not be tolerated in the Western District of Arkansas.”

According to documents filed in the case, on June 19, 2013, the Internet Crimes Against Children Taskforce in Northwest Arkansas executed a federal search warrant related to the distribution of child pornography at the home of Glen Baughman. Upon entering the home, officers confiscated multiple computers, cellphones, and digital storage devices. An onsite forensic examination of one of the cellphones revealed multiple videos depicting Baughman sexually assaulting an approximately seven-year old female while she slept. On October 10, 2013, Baughman pleaded guilty in federal court to two counts of Production of Child Pornography. At sentencing, the Government presented the Court with information that Baughman produced in total approximately 12 videos of him sexually assaulting the minor female and one of Baughman fondling an approximately eight-year old boy.

This case was investigated by Internet Crimes Against Children Taskforce. Assistant United States Attorney Dustin Roberts prosecuted the case for the United States.

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