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Springdale Man Sentenced To 96 Months In Federal Prison For 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 that Matthew Lee Anglin, age 29, of Springdale, Arkansas, was sentenced today to 96 months in federal prison followed by ten years of supervised release on one count of Receipt 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 December 2016, Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) officers assigned to the Internet Crimes Against Children (ICAC) Task Force in Northwest Arkansas received information from the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children (NCMEC) that a user uploaded 166 images of child pornography onto the Google Drive Cloud Storage. An investigation into the email address and associated phone number revealed that the email address used to upload the images belonged to Anglin. In May of 2017, a local business employee contacted HSI investigators and advised that they recovered a cellphone left behind by a customer that contained suspected child pornography. The cellphone was seized by HSI investigators. In August of 2017, investigators conducted a forensic examination of the cellphone and found that it contained 169 images of child pornography, 82 images of child erotica, and 149 images of suspected child pornography. The cellphone number was associated with Anglin’s email address that uploaded images of child pornography onto the Google Drive cloud storage.

A federal grand jury indicted Anglin in October 2017, and he pleaded guilty in January of 2018. 

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

Updated June 6, 2018

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