Tuesday, February 27, 2024

Joplin man sentenced to 12 years on child pornography charge

A federal court judge sentenced a Joplin man to 12 years in prison on a child pornography charge during a hearing this morning in U. S. District Court in Springfield.

Judge Douglas Harpool also sentenced Robert E. Riggs, 46, to 10 years of supervised release following his imprisonment.

In sentencing memorandums filed last week, the government had asked that Riggs serve 15 years in prison, while Riggs' attorney suggested 10 years would be a proper sentence.

Riggs' crimes were detailed in the government's memorandum:

On February 24, 2022, the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children (NCMEC) referred 21 Cybertipline Reports (CTR) to the Southwest Missouri Cybercrimes Task Force (SWMCCTF) for further investigation.

The CTRs were generated after 38 images depicting child pornography were discovered in a Dropbox user’s cloud storage folder on January 13, 2022. Dropbox promptly notified NCMEC of the discovery and identified the user as “Robbie Riggs.”

The IP addresses used to access the account were also provided to NCMEC by Dropbox. Task Force Officer (TFO) Brian Martin reviewed the imagery submitted with the CTRs.

Each of the 38 files depicted minors, some as young as five years old, engaged in sexually explicit conduct, including oral and anal sexual intercourse.

On March 1, 2022, SWMCCTF TFO Chip Root obtained a warrant to search the Dropbox account in question from Jasper County, Missouri, Circuit Court Judge Dean Dankelson. Dropbox provided data responsive to the search warrant, which included over 100 images depicting child pornography.
The materials provided by Dropbox also included an image of a billing statement addressed to ROBERT RIGGS at 1405 Katherine Avenue, Joplin, Missouri, a photograph of a prescription bottle with the name ROBERT RIGGS typed upon it along with his address, and several other images linking the Dropbox account to ROBERT RIGGS.


Anonymous said...

If all you Readers - Don't Think there is an Epidemic of Pedophiles happening - Just on the Front page of the Blog today, there are 5-Articles of just a few of the many Pedophile cases happening locally. Some of you would laugh and taunt everyone who wants tough justice and Judges, Prosecuting Attorneys, and Jurors that would do their Legal and Civic Justice against these Bastards.

We need to protect our Children -

Anonymous said...

Hopefully these Children get what every Help they need in dealing with these Heinous and Malicious Acts on these Innocent Children.

Anonymous said...

Another trumper off the streets!

Anonymous said...

Why 12:04 do you assume he is Republican, why not a Crazy Lawless Liberal Democrat.

What Party Supports Same Sex-Everything, and is pushing the legal limits so that using the Appropriate Restrooms is an Essential Part of their Transitioning Process for TRANS Individuals - Can we say Democrats.

Democrats prioritized a new bill that demands “person-first” language to address how violent sex offenders are labeled. The intent is to stop defining a sex offender by his or her crime, so they can destigmatize them. It may not even be the most offensive piece of the legislation.

So the Democrats want to change the Name of Sex Offenders / Pedophiles - so they can minimize and remove the Shame and Disgrace of committing these Heinous Acts on Innocent Children - THESE ARE DEMOCRATS - NOT REPUBLICANS - DEAL WITH THE TRUTH OF WHAT HAS HAPPENED IN AND ABOUT YOUR DEMOCRATIC PARTY.

Anonymous said...

Get a grip 526, your white nationalist approach to demonize democrats attracts many MAGAts but is as bigoted, hate filled, and ignorant as the deplorable leaders you worship. Your entry has the stench of a steaming pile of dog sh t.

Anonymous said...

Cry more about restrooms you deplorable phobe 🌈

Anonymous said...

@12:04 I'm not who you're responding to, but I have an answer: It's because despite what Fox "News" is telling you, a vast majority of pedophiles have been proven to be of the Conservative/Republican persuasion.

Trans rights are human rights. If you have a problem understanding this, anytime you complain, you need to replace the word 'trans' with 'black', and see if it sounds bad.

Anonymous said...

I know this man. He is not a republican and has a preference for men, or boys rather. I didn't know he was so sick, and now I'm glad I haven't talked to him in years.