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Tucson Man Sentenced to 10 Years for Child Pornography Charges

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, District of Arizona

TUCSON, Ariz. – Robert Henderson, Jr., 59, of Tucson, Arizona, was sentenced yesterday by U.S. District Judge Jennifer G. Zipps to 10 years in prison. Henderson previously pleaded guilty to Distribution of Child Pornography. 

Henderson was charged with child pornography offenses on June 26, 2019, after a law enforcement investigation identified him as using a file-sharing network to obtain child sex abuse material in 2018. Upon release from prison, Henderson will be placed on lifetime supervised release with stringent conditions of supervision. He will also be required to register as a sex offender and to complete a sex offender treatment program. 

This case was brought as part of Project Safe Childhood, a nationwide initiative to combat the growing epidemic of child sexual exploitation and abuse launched in May 2006 by the Department of Justice. Led by U.S. Attorney’s Offices and CEOS, Project Safe Childhood marshals federal, state, and local resources to better locate, apprehend, and prosecute individuals who exploit children via the Internet, as well as to identify and rescue victims. For more information about Project Safe Childhood, please visit

Homeland Security Investigations, Tucson, conducted the investigation in this case. Assistant U.S. Attorney, Carin C. Duryee, District of Arizona, Tucson, handled the prosecution.

CASE NUMBER:            CR 19-01675-TUC-JGZ
RELEASE NUMBER:    2021- 068_Henderson

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Updated October 8, 2021

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Press Release Number: 2021-068_Henderson