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Robert Heath London Sentenced To 51 Months For Possession Of Child Pornography

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

GREENEVILLE, Tenn. – On Feb. 22, 2016, Robert Heath London, 43, of Rogersville, Tenn., was sentenced by the Honorable J. Ronnie Greer, U.S. District Court Judge, to serve 51 months in federal prison for the possession of child pornography.

According to the plea agreement on file with the U.S. District Court Clerk, London downloaded child pornography via the internet at his home in Rogersville from 2011 to mid-2015.  Law enforcement officers found a total of 799 still images of child pornography on London's computer. 

In addition to 51 months in prison, Judge Greer sentenced London to serve 10 years on federal supervised release with special sex offender conditions of release and to register as a convicted sex offender under Tennessee law.  

Law enforcement agencies participating in this investigation include Hawkins County Sheriff's Office and Sullivan County Sheriff's Office.  Assistant United States Attorney Helen Smith represented the United States.

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. Attorneys’ Offices and the Criminal Division's Child Exploitation and Obscenity Section, 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


Updated March 1, 2016

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