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Search of Computer Leads to Seven Arrests –Two Additional Suspects Charged with Molestation

June 5, 2006

BRIAN KEVIN RUBENAKER, 46, of Seattle, Washington was sentenced today to 151 months in prison and three years of supervised release for Possession of Child Pornography. RUBENAKER was sentenced by U.S. District Judge James L. Robart. RUBENAKER had two previous convictions in 1998 for First Degree Child Molestation and Rape of a Child, Third Degree. RUBENAKER is a registered sex offender.

RUBENAKER first came to the attention of law enforcement in this case, following the successful investigation of another defendant for possession of child pornography. A forensic review of that defendant’s computer led authorities to RUBENAKER. Now, forensic examination of RUBENAKER’s computer has led to eleven search warrants, two “knock and talk” interviews and seven arrests. Two people identified through this investigation have been charged in state court with Child Molestation.

Last month Attorney General Alberto Gonzales announced Project Safe Childhood to develop “a coordinated strategy to prevent, investigate, and prosecute sexual predators, abusers and pornographers who target our children.” Attorney General Gonzales has made it one of the highest priorities of the Department of Justice to protect children from computer-facilitated sexual abuse and exploitation.

RUBENAKER was arrested May 3, 2005, and pleaded guilty December 22, 2005.

The case was investigated by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) and was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney David Reese Jennings.

For additional information please contact Emily Langlie, Public Affairs Officer for the United States Attorney’s Office, at (206) 553-4110.

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