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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
Western District of Arkansas

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, October 4, 2018

Benton County Sex Offender Sentenced To 10 Years In Federal Prison For Child Pornography

Fayetteville, Arkansas – Duane (DAK) Kees, United States Attorney for the Western District of Arkansas, announced that Anthony Monjure, age 23, of Bentonville, Arkansas, was sentenced today to 120 months in federal prison followed by twenty-five years of supervised release on one count of Accessing the Internet with the Intent to View 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 April of 2017, the FBI conducted a nationwide undercover investigation into individuals utilizing the internet to post, download, and have discussions about child pornography. During the investigation, the FBI located a social media group that was created and maintained solely for like-minded individuals to share child pornography. While monitoring the group, FBI agents determined that one member, who utilized the screen name of “horneyaf3785,” was from Northwest Arkansas. Ultimately, law enforcement identified the individual from Northwest Arkansas, as Anthony Monjure, a sex offender from Bentonville. In August of 2017, a federal search warrant was executed at Monjure’s residence. During the execution of the warrant, the FBI located in Monjure’s possession a cellular phone, which had the user ID of horneyaf3785 saved to the device.

In June of 2018, Monjure pleaded guilty to Accessing the Internet with the Intent to View Child Pornography. During his change of plea, the Government provided the Court with evidence that Monjure had previously been convicted of an offense related to the Possession of Child Pornography.

This case was investigated by the Federal bureau of Investigations.  Assistant United States Attorney Dustin Roberts prosecuted the case for the United States.

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Project Safe Childhood
Updated October 4, 2018