GJ man gets 17 years in prison for child porn

A Grand Junction man has been sentenced to 17 years in federal prison for distributing dozens of images and videos of child pornography, including one involving a 3-year-old.

U.S. District Judge Raymond P. Moore last week also ordered 34-year-old James Boblett to serve 10 years parole after he’s released from prison, the U.S. Attorney’s Office announced this morning.

Federal prosecutors say Boblett engaged in multiple Internet chats with a police officer with the Kenton County, Ky., Police Department Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force between July 2011 and February 2012. The officer used the undercover persona of a divorced mother with minor daughters. During that time, Boblett distributed more than 50 images and 20 videos depicting child pornography to the undercover officer, including a video depicting a 3-year-old. Boblett also showed himself on a webcam chatting and masturbating.

During the chats, Boblett sent the undercover officer a sexually explicit image of a 13-year-old girl whom authorities were later able to identify. Investigators determined Boblett had been chatting with the child over the course of a year, encouraging her to take sexually explicit pictures of herself and send them to him.

Boblett was indicted on Oct. 2 and pleaded guilty Dec. 19.

Read the full story in Friday’s Daily Sentinel.


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