Portsmouth man sentenced to prison for distributing child pornography
By: News Staff
PROVIDENCE, R.I. – Adam C. Cobb, 48, of Portsmouth, was sentenced on Monday to five years in federal prison for distributing child pornography.
During the sentencing, Cobb was ordered to serve ten years supervised release upon completing his prison term. He also was ordered to pay a fine of $25,000.
Cobb pleaded guilty in February of 2016 to one count of distribution of child pornography.
According to court documents, The National Center for Missing and Exploited Children reported Cobb to the Rhode Island State Police Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force after he uploaded images of child pornography to Tumblr.com. An investigation confirmed that the internet address at Cobb’s Portsmouth residence was the address used to upload the images.
In March of 2015, officials executed a search warrant of Cobb’s residence and seized various digital media, computers, and cell phones. The following day, a cell phone was seized from Cobb at the Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport after he traveled to the U.S. from Tokyo, Japan.
Upon search of Cobb’s digital media, photos and videos of child pornography involving two juvenile females was found.
Cobb was arrested in April of 2015. He has been detained in federal custody since December of 2015, after the court revoked his release on $1,000,000 surety bond after he admitted to violating the terms of his pre-trial release.
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