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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Wednesday, March 16, 2016

Rogers Man Sentenced to 40 Months in Federal Prison for Child Pornography Offense

            Fayetteville, Arkansas – Kenneth Elser, Acting United States Attorney for the Western District of Arkansas, announced that Trent Douglas Ferrell, age 30, of Rogers, Arkansas, was sentenced today to 40 months in prison followed by 10 years of supervised release and was ordered to pay a $4,700.00 fine on one count of Knowingly Accessing The Internet With The Intent To View Material That Contains An Image Of Child Pornography. The Honorable Timothy L. Brooks presided over the sentencing in the United States District Court in Fayetteville.

            According to court records, in August of 2014, the Northwest Arkansas Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force and Homeland Security Investigations identified a specific computer that contained a number of suspected child pornography images available for download and determined that the computer was located at Ferrell’s residence in Benton County. On September 18, 2014, law enforcement executed a search warrant at Ferrell’s residence and Ferrell admitted to using file sharing software to download images depicting child pornography onto his computers. A subsequent forensic examination of Ferrell’s hard drives yielded over 30 still images and over 160 video images depicting child pornography. Ferrell was indicted by a federal grand jury on September 16, 2015 and pleaded guilty to the charge on December 4, 2015.

            This case was investigated by the Northwest Arkansas Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force and Homeland Security Investigations. Assistant United States Attorney Denis Dean prosecuted the case for the United States.

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Related court documents may be found on the Public Access to Electronic Records website @ www.pacer.gov

 

 

 

Topic(s): 
Project Safe Childhood
Updated March 16, 2016