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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Tuesday, October 23, 2018

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

Fort Smith, Arkansas - Duane (DAK) Kees, United States Attorney for the Western District of Arkansas, announced that Roy Breedlove, age 54, of Ozark, Arkansas, was sentenced today to 120 months in federal prison without the possibility of parole followed by five years of supervised release on Possession of Child Pornography. The Honorable P.K. Holmes, III, Chief United States District Judge presided over the sentencing hearing in the United States District Court in Fort Smith.

According to court records, in May of 2017, federal law enforcement developed information that Breedlove was in possession of child pornography. During the ensuing investigation, a federal search warrant was obtained by the FBI to search his residence. Upon execution of the warrant, law enforcement located several items of digital evidence. A subsequent forensic examination of the confiscated items revealed multiple images of child pornography, including images of adult males engaging in various sex acts with prepubescent females.

Breedlove was indicted by a federal grand jury in April of 2018 and entered a guilty plea in June of 2018. During his change of plea, the Government presented the Court with evidence that Breedlove had previously been convicted of Sexual Abuse and Attempted Rape. 

This case was investigated by the FBI. Assistant United States Attorney Amy Driver prosecuted the case for the United States.

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Project Safe Childhood
Updated October 23, 2018