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Michigan man sentenced to federal prison for producing child pornography

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, Southern District of Georgia
Former Savannah resident was a fugitive for three years

SAVANNAH, GA:  A Michigan man has been sentenced to more than two decades in federal prison after admitting that he produced child pornography while previously residing in Savannah.

Bobby Fields, 42, of Lansing, Mich., was sentenced to 310 months in prison after pleading guilty to Production of Child Pornography, said David H. Estes, U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of Georgia. U.S. District Court Judge R. Stan Baker also ordered fields to register as a sex offender and serve 10 years of supervised release after completion of his prison sentence. There is no parole in the federal system.

“Production of child pornography creates lifelong victimization of innocent children,” said U.S. Attorney Estes. “The significant prison sentence for Bobby Fields should serve as a strong warning to anyone who would exploit our most vulnerable citizens.”

Fields was indicted in July 2020 after an investigation into child pornography discovered on a laptop linked him to the illegal material’s creation as early as October 2016 through images that captured distinctive tattoos on Field’s arm. 

“The GBI will continue to work tirelessly to protect innocent victims of online exploitation,” said Georgia Bureau of Investigation Director Vic Reynolds. “We are grateful for the partnerships we maintain with our local and federal agencies to bring these predators to justice.”

The case was investigated by the Savannah Police Department and Homeland Security Investigations, with assistance from the Georgia Bureau of Investigation and the U.S. Marshals Service, and prosecuted for the United States by Assistant U.S. Attorneys Jennifer Kirkland and Project Safe Childhood Coordinator Tara M. Lyons.

Anyone with information on suspected child sexual exploitation can contact the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children at 800-843-5678, or https://report.cybertip.org/.

Contact

Barry L. Paschal, Public Affairs Officer: 912-652-4422

Updated January 5, 2022

Topics
Project Safe Childhood
Cybercrime
Release Number: 04-22