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Springdale Man Sentenced to 87 Months in Federal Prison for Transporting Child Pornography

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

FAYETTEVILLE – A Springdale man was sentenced yesterday to 87 months imprisonment without the possibility of parole on one (1) Count of Transportation of Child Pornography. The Honorable Timothy L. Brooks presided over the sentencing hearing, which was held in the U.S. District Court in Fayetteville.

According to court documents, in January of 2022, agents and task force officers with Homeland Security Investigations received information that an individual from Northwest Arkansas had uploaded images of child sexual abuse material to a Google account. During the resulting investigation, law enforcement identified the user of the Google account as Jonathan David Attaway, age 32 of Springdale, Arkansas. Federal law enforcement subsequently executed a search warrant at Attaway’s residence and discovered multiple devices containing images of child sexual abuse material. At sentencing, the United States presented the Court with evidence reflecting that Attaway possessed images of minors as young as 6 years old engaged in sexually explicit conduct.

U.S. Attorney Clay Fowlkes of the Western District of Arkansas made the announcement.

Homeland Security Investigations, the Internet Crimes Against Children Taskforce, investigated the case.

Assistant U.S. Attorney Tyler Williams prosecuted the case on behalf of the United States.

These cases were prosecuted as part of Project Safe Childhood, a nationwide initiative to combat the growing epidemic of child sexual exploitation and abuse launched in May 2006 by the Department of Justice. Led by U.S. Attorneys’ Offices and CEOS, Project Safe Childhood marshals federal, state and local resources to better locate, apprehend and prosecute individuals who exploit children via the Internet, as well as to identify and rescue victims. For more information about Project Safe Childhood, please visit

Related court documents may be found on the Public Access to Electronic Records website @


Contact: Charlie Robbins

Public Affairs Officer

Updated June 7, 2024