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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, November 15, 2018

Winslow Man Sentenced Over 10 Years Federal Prison For Sexual Offense Against A Minor

Fayetteville, Arkansas – Duane (DAK) Kees, United States Attorney for the Western District of Arkansas, announced that Joseph Snow, age 25, of Winslow, Arkansas, was sentenced today to 124 months without the possibility of parole followed by twenty years of supervised release on one count of Transportation of a Minor with the intent to Engage in Criminal Activity. The Honorable Timothy L. Brooks presided over the sentencing hearing in the United States District Court in Fayetteville.

According to court records, in late January of 2018, the father of a fourteen year old female reported to the Washington County Sheriff’s Office that his daughter was missing from her home and was suspected to be with Snow. During the course of the investigation, it was determined that both the minor and Snow had been engaging in sexual activity. Law enforcement subsequently obtained location services on Snow’s cellular phone, reflecting that it was in or near the Roaring River State Park in Missouri.  Consequently, Missouri law enforcement was notified. During a subsequent search of the area, law enforcement located both Snow and the minor. Snow later admitted to engaging in sexual intercourse with the minor while in the Missouri State Park.

A federal grand jury indicted Snow in March 2018, and he pleaded guilty in July of 2018. 

This case was investigated by the Washington County Sheriff’s Office, the Northwest Arkansas Internet Crimes Against Children Taskforce, Homeland Security Investigations, and the Barry County Sheriff’s Office. Assistant United States Attorney Amy Driver prosecuted the case for the United States.

Topic(s): 
Project Safe Childhood
Updated November 15, 2018