A Nevada man has been sentenced to 12 years in federal prison for receiving child pornography. United States Attorney for the Western District of Missouri Tammy Dickinson says, 43 year old Curtis Bowman has been sentenced yesterday in federal court, to 12 years in federal prison without parole for receiving child pornography. Bowman was also ordered to serve a life term of supervised release following his incarceration, and to pay $12,140.00 in restitution to his victim.
The sentence was handed down by United States District Judge Douglas Harpool.
On October 15th of last year, Bowman pleaded guilty to receiving child pornography over the internet. According to court documents, law enforcement officers in Cobb County, Georgia were contacted by the victim's mother that the victim had been engaged in sexually explicit e-mail communications with an individual identifying herself as Amanda Toben. On March 7th of last year, Georgia law enforcement officers identified Bowman as the individual receiving the communications.
Local law enforcement officers executed a search warrant at Bowman's residence, where he was arrested. The case was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney James Kelleher, with help from the Vernon County Sheriff's Office, the Southwest Missouri Cyber Crimes Task Force, the FBI, and the Cobb County, Georgia Police Department.