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Date: 05-23-2022

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United States of America v. Robert Hoyt Reece

Case Number: 1:21-cr-00375-NCT

Judge: C. Tilley Jr.

Court: United States District Court for the Middle District of North Carolina (Guilford

Plaintiff's Attorney: United States Attorney’s Office for the Middle District of North Carolina

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Description: Greensboro, North Carolina criminal defense lawyer represented defendant charged with sexual exploitation of minors.

Robert Hoyt Reece, 39, was identified by agents from the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), Charlotte Division, after receiving information from local law enforcement in another state about an individual in Lexington, North Carolina possessing child pornography and communicating with minors across the country. The FBI later identified the individual as Reece and the Davidson County Sheriff’s Office (DSCO) executed a search warrant at Reece’s residence in April 2021 where they confiscated multiple devices containing images and videos of child pornography. Reece admitted to officers that he had used multiple devices and applications to access child pornography. As a result of the investigation, it was also determined he was communicating with two out-of-state minors inappropriately and soliciting sexually images from them.

He was charged in the Middle District of North Carolina in October 2021 with one count of coercion or enticement of a minor, two counts of sexual exploitation of children, one count of possession of child pornography, and two counts of sexual exploitation of minors. In January, 2022, Reece pled guilty to one count of receiving child pornography. In addition to his imprisonment and supervised release, Reece was ordered to pay $23,000 in restitution to the child pornography victims.

The Davidson County Sheriff’s Office and the Federal Bureau of Investigation assisted with the investigation. FBI offices throughout the country assisted in locating the victims and identifying Reece as the perpetrator.

18:2252A(a)(2)(A) and (b)(1), Sexual exploitation of minors

Outcome: Defendant was sentence to 170 months in prison, followed by 15 years' of supervised release.

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