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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
Southern District of Illinois

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Friday, October 14, 2016

Oblong, Illinois man indicted on attempted enticement and child pornography charges

 

Dustin E. Noblit, 28, of Oblong, IL, was indicted on October 4, 2016, on attempted enticement and child pornography charges in a three count Indictment returned by a Federal Grand Jury, Donald S. Boyce, United States Attorney for the Southern District of Illinois, announced today.

Count 1 charges that on August 17-18, 2016, in Crawford County, Noblit used a facility and means of interstate commerce, that is a cell phone and the Internet, and knowingly attempted to persuade, induce, entice, and coerce an individual who had not attained the age of 18 years, to engage in sexual activity in violation of federal law.

Count 2 charges that on July 22-26, 2016, in Crawford County, Noblit knowingly received material, including digital images, that contained an image of child pornography that has been mailed, or shipped or transported in interstate commerce.

Count 3 charges that on August 18, 2016, in Crawford County, Noblit knowingly possessed material that contained an image of child pornography which had been mailed, or shipped or transported in interstate commerce.

With respect to Count 1, Noblit faces a penalty of 10 years to life imprisonment, up to a $250,000 fine, and up to 5 years’ supervised release following any term of imprisonment.

With respect to Count 2, Noblit faces 5-20 years’ imprisonment, up to a $250,000 fine, and up to lifetime supervised release following any term of imprisonment.

With respect to Count 3, Noblit faces up to 10 years’ imprisonment, up to a $250,000 fine, and up to lifetime supervised release following any term of imprisonment.

An Indictment is a formal charge against a defendant. Under the law, a defendant is presumed to be innocent of a charge until proved guilty beyond a reasonable doubt to the satisfaction of a jury.

The investigation in this case was conducted by the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the Oblong, Illinois Police Department, and the Crawford County Sheriff’s Department.

Topic: 
Project Safe Childhood
Updated October 17, 2016