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District of Oregon

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, June 1, 2017

Prineville Oregon Man Sentenced to 135 Months in Prison for Distributing Child Pornography

EUGENE, Ore. – On May 31, 2017, Ryan Babcock, 35, was sentenced by United States District Court Judge Ann Aiken to 135 months in federal prison for distribution of child pornography. Upon his release from prison, Babcock will have a lifetime of supervised release.

According to court documents, in 2015, Oregon State Police received information that Babcock was distributing child pornography via email. Law enforcement searched Babcock’s residence and found over 600 child pornography images from the internet on his computers and hidden camera recordings taken in Babcock’s bathroom. Babcock had installed the hidden camera and then videotaped two minor females, both under the age of 12, undressing and taking a bath at his house. Babcock is also seen in the video masturbating while washing one girl’s hair. From the video and subsequent investigation, it has been determined that the victims were unaware of what Babcock was doing.

This case was investigated by the Oregon State Police and the Bend Office of the FBI. It was prosecuted by Amy Potter, Assistant United States Attorney for the District of Oregon with assistance from the Crook County District Attorney’s Office.

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Updated June 1, 2017