CHILD PORNOGRAPHY ARREST
Robert E. Jenkins
DEFENDANT: Robert Emerson Jenkins (27 Years Old)
1401 N. 10th Street, Reading, Pennsylvania 19604
CHARGES: Sexual Abuse of Children related to the Dissemination and Possession of Child Pornography (F-2) & Criminal Use of Communications Facility (F-3)
DETAILS OF INCIDENT:
On October 1, 2018, the Berks County Detective’s Office received (2) two complaints from the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children (NCMEC). The complaints involved Child Pornography file sharing, utilizing the internet web application “Dropbox Inc.”
The Berks County Detectives learned that “Dropbox Inc.” reported to N.C.M.E.C. that an individual utilized a “Dropbox Inc.” account to file share Child Pornography and N.C.M.E.C. provided Law Enforcement with the I.P. Address associated with this account. The offenses occurred between June 2, 2018 and July 1, 2018.
The Berks County Detectives assigned to this investigation viewed a total of (59) fifty-nine digital videos associated with the (2) two complaints from N.C.M.E.C. and verified that these digital videos contain Child Pornography.
On October 26, 2018, the Berks County Detective’s Office received a 2nd complaint from the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children. This complaint involved Child Pornography file sharing, utilizing a “Google” account. The offenses occurred on October 5, 2018 and October 6, 2018.
The Berks County Detectives viewed a total of (92) ninety-two digital files associated with this this 2nd complaint and verified that these files contained digital images and videos of Child Pornography.
On November 2, 2018, through investigation and the service of an Administrative Subpoena upon the Internet Service Provider, identified as Comcast Cable Communications, the Berks County Detectives learned that the I.P. Address and accounts utilized were associated with 1401 N. 10th Street, Reading, Pennsylvania, 19604.
On December 19, 2018, members of the Berks County Detectives Office executed a Search Warrant at 1401 N. 10th Street, Apartment #3, Reading, Berks County, Pennsylvania, 19604. As a result of this Search Warrant, the Berks County Detectives seized several electronic devices and cellular telephones.
On January 24, 2019, the forensic examination was completed on all the items of evidence seized during the search warrant. The forensic examination yielded hundreds of digital images and videos of suspected Child Pornography.
On April 11, 2019, the Berks County Detectives Office filed criminal charges against the defendant, Robert Emerson Jenkins, at Magisterial District Judge Tanya Butler’s Office. M.D.J. Butler issued an arrest warrant for the defendant.
On Monday, April 15, 2019, at approximately 10:00 A.M., the defendant surrendered to the Berks County Detectives Office and he was immediately transported to the Central Processing Center and released into the custody of the Berks County Sheriff’s Department. He will be fingerprinted and photographed.
As in every criminal case, the fact that an arrest has occurred, or a complaint has been filed is merely an accusation, and the defendant Robert Emerson Jenkins, is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty.