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Boise Man Sentenced to 15 Years for Transportation of a Minor with Intent to Engage in Criminal Sexual Activity and Receipt of Child Pornography

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

BOISE – Robert William Havery, 40, of Boise, was sentenced in U.S. District Court to 180 months in federal prison for transportation of a minor with intent to engage in criminal sexual activity and receipt of child pornography, Acting U.S. Attorney Rafael M. Gonzalez, Jr. announced today. Chief U.S. District Judge David C. Nye also ordered Havery to serve five years of supervised release following his prison sentence. Havery pleaded guilty to the charge on June 29, 2020.

According to court records, Havery began communicating online and via text message with a 14-year-old girl living in Junction City, Oregon in December 2016. For three years, Havery’s communications with the minor were sexual in nature, and included Havery expressing his sexual attraction to the minor, and desire to meet with her and have sex. During the communications, the minor produced images of her engaged in sexually explicit conduct and sent them to Havery.

On December 7, 2019, Havery drove from Idaho to Oregon, picked the minor up, and drove her back to his residence in Boise. While at his residence, Havery and the minor engaged in sexual contact. On December 10, 2019, officers with the Boise Police Department received information that the minor victim was missing from her home in Oregon and may be with Havery in Boise. When officers arrived at Havery’s residence in Boise, they discovered the minor victim unclothed in Havery’s bed. Both Havery and the minor victim later admitted to engaging in sexual contact at Havery’s residence.

As a result of his conviction, Havery will be required to register as a sex offender.

This case was investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Boise Police Department.

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 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

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Updated March 2, 2021

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