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Wednesday, December 2, 2015

Mansfield Man Sentenced for Armed Bank Robbery and Possession of Child Pornography

BOSTON – George Englehart, 51, was sentenced today by U.S. District Court Judge F. Dennis Saylor to 151 months in prison and five years of supervised release.  In September 2015, Englehart pleaded guilty to armed bank robbery and possession of child pornography.

In April 2014, Englehart, who was dressed in dark clothes with a scarf hiding his face, entered a Bank of America in Mansfield, Mass.  He approached a teller, brandished what appeared to be a black semi-automatic handgun, and demanded that the teller give him money.  The teller complied with and gave Englehart $878.  Englehart fled and was located and arrested a short time later in possession of $878 and what appeared to be a black semi-automatic handgun.  The weapon was later determined to be a BB gun.  During Englehart’s booking, his cell phone was found to contain numerous images of children engaged in sexually explicit conduct.

United States Attorney Carmen M. Ortiz; Harold H. Shaw, Special Agent in Charge of the Federal Bureau of Investigations, Boston Field Division; and Mansfield Police Chief Ronald A. Sellon, made the announcement today.  The case was prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Kenneth G. Shine of Ortiz’s Major Crimes Unit.

Updated February 4, 2016