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Fayetteville Man Sentenced To 15 Years In Federal rison For Receiving And Possession Of Child Pornography

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

Fayetteville, Arkansas – Duane (DAK) Kees, United States Attorney for the Western District of Arkansas, announced today that Joshua Box, age 35, of Fayetteville, Arkansas was sentenced yesterday to 180 months in federal prison followed by thirty years of supervised release, and ordered to pay a total of $13,000.00 in restitution for one count each of Receiving 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 May of 2018, Arkansas Community Correction (ACC) was conducting a home visit/compliance check on Box’s residence, as he is a supervised registered sex offender. Box admitted to ACC officers that he had downloaded child pornography from the Dark Web and saved it to his hard drive. Box’s electronic devices were seized by Homeland Security Investigators, and a forensic review yielded images and videos of child pornography.

Box was indicted in May 2018 on federal charges and plead guilty in August 2018.

This case was investigated by the Internet Crimes Against Children (ICAC) Task Force and the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children (NCMEC). Assistant United States Attorney Denis Dean prosecuted the case for the United States.

Updated February 6, 2019

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