Arlington Man Charged with Child Pornography
United States Attorney Deborah Gilg and Nebraska Attorney General Jon Bruning announced the arrest of Robert A. Sheldon, 52 of Arlington, Nebraska on child pornography charges. The federal grand jury in Nebraska returned a two-count indictment charging Sheldon with the receipt and distribution of child pornography. If convicted of receiving child pornography Sheldon would face a mandatory minimum sentence of five years and a maximum sentence of twenty years. After his release from prison he would face a term of supervised release of not less than five years and up to life. If convicted of possessing child pornography Sheldon would face up to ten years of imprisonment to be followed by not less than 5 years and up to a lifetime of supervised release. Each charge is punishable by a fine of up to $250,000.00.
The case was investigated by the Nebraska Attorney General’s Office’s Rural Cyber Crimes Task Force. The Rural Cyber Crimes Task Force was established to investigate computer facilitated crimes involving the sexual exploitation of children. The investigations include online enticement and child pornography.