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Yakima Sex Offender Sentenced to 15 Years in Prison for Child Sexual Exploitation

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ANCHORAGE, Alaska -- A Yakima sex offender will be spending some time behind bars for advertising child pornography in Alaska.

33-year-old Matthew Edward Shubart was sentenced Tuesday in federal court to 15 years in prison. Once Shubart is released from prison, he will serve a lifetime term of supervised release with specific conditions to register as a sex offender, to have no unsupervised contact with any person under the age of 18, and to participate in sex offender assessment and treatment.

According to the prosecutor, Shubart social networking and emails to advertise that he was seeking and offering to exchange, distribute and receive child pornography.

Shubart admitted in his plea agreement that in 2012, he socially networked with a group of 109 members of an emailing group who traded child pornography. Shubart further admitted that on January 25, 2012, he emailed seven pictures of child pornography to an Alaska resident.

Before sending the images to Alaska, Shubart remarked in his email, "I have some hidden camera pics....got lucky and got a cutie....wanna see? they were done by me, not off the internet...."

Over 800 images of child pornography were found on Shubart's computer and email account. Several child victims who were identified in those images submitted letters describing the serious harms they had suffered as the result of being sexually exploited.

 

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