According to a news release from United States Attorney Deborah R. Gilg, Robert Fleming, 32, was sentenced on Wednesday to 10 years in prison by United States District Judge Richard G. Kopf.
According to Federal Court records, on November 22, 2008, the Chadron Police Department (CPD) executed a search warrant at Fleming’s residence in Chadron. The CPD then contacted the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) seeking assistance in conducting forensic examinations of the computer and other storage media seized from Fleming’s house, to see if any of the items contained child pornography.
After concluding the investigation, the FBI reported the discovery of 78 videos and 4,000 pornographic images depicting child pornography on the computer and media storage. The images found included prepubescent minors engaged in graphic sexually explicit conduct. The images were uploaded from at least July 27, 2006 to November 22, 2008.
After his release from prison, Fleming will be required to serve the rest of his life under supervision.