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Bella Vista Man Sentenced to 78 Months in Federal Prison for Child Pornography

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

Fayetteville, Arkansas – Kenneth Elser, United States Attorney for the Western District of Arkansas, announced that Anthony Allen Jean, age 45, of Bella Vista, Arkansas, was sentenced today to 78 months in federal prison followed by 15 years of supervised release on one count each of Receipt of Child Pornography and Possession of Child Pornography. The Honorable Timothy L. Brooks presided over the sentencing hearing in the United States District Court in Fayetteville.

According to court records, in March 2015, the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) identified a computer with a known IP address that was engaged in receipt of images and videos that depicted child pornography through a private, password protected website. A subsequent subpoena return of the suspect computer’s internet provider returned to the residence of Anthony Jean. The FBI executed a search warrant on Jean’s residence at which time he admitted to downloading and receiving images of child pornography on his laptop computer. A forensic examination of Jean’s computer yielded multiple images and approximately 562 videos depicting child pornography.

A federal grand jury indicted Jean in December 2015, and he pleaded guilty in December 2016.

The Federal Bureau of Investigation led the investigation of this case. Assistant United States Attorney Denis Dean prosecuted the case for the United States.


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Updated May 12, 2017

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