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5 years prison for child porn

By From page A14 | April 25, 2014

SACRAMENTO — Kendal Mychael Lobb, 32, of Cameron Park, was sentenced today by U.S. District Judge Kimberly J. Mueller to five years in prison and a $250,000 fine for receiving child pornography, U.S. Attorney Benjamin B. Wagner announced.

According to court documents, in July 2012, law enforcement investigators identified Lobb’s computer as a source of online child pornography. Among the files being offered were videos of prepubescent children being sexually assaulted by adults. Law enforcement officers executed a search warrant at Lobb’s residence and found more than 100 images and 300 videos of child pornography. These files had been downloaded by the defendant through the Internet between April 12, 2003, and Oct. 5, 2012.

This case was the product of an investigation by the Sacramento Internet Crimes Against Children (ICAC) task force, a federally and state funded task force managed by the Sacramento Sheriff’s Department composed of agents from federal, state, and local agencies. The Sacramento ICAC investigates online child exploitation crimes, including child pornography, enticement, and sex trafficking. Assistant U.S. Attorney Kyle Reardon prosecuted the case.

This case was brought as part of Project Safe Childhood, a nationwide initiative launched in May 2006 by the Department of Justice to combat the growing epidemic of child sexual exploitation and abuse. Led by the United States Attorneys’ offices and the Criminal Division’s Child Exploitation and Obscenity Section, Project Safe Childhood marshals federal, state, and local resources to locate, apprehend, and prosecute those who sexually exploit children, and to identify and rescue victims.

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