Rogers Man Sentenced On Child Pornography Charges

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Scott Kibat: Pleaded Guilty To Receiving Child Pornography

FAYETTEVILLE (KFSM)- A Rogers man was sentenced to seven-and-a-half years in prison and five years of supervised release for knowingly receiving child pornography images, according to a release from the U.S. Attorney’s Office.

Scott Kibat, 45, of Rogers pleaded guilty to the charge on May 12, court records show.

According to the release from the office of U.S. Attorney Conner Eldridge, in January, Homeland Security Investigations and the Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force of Northwest Arkansas carried out an investigation into the distribution of child pornography in the area. As a result of that investigation, authorities searched Kibat’s home in February, where they found and seized numerous computers and digital devices. Investigators found 44 videos and over 1,000 images of child pornography on Kibat’s computer.

“Cases involving children are among the highest priorities of our office, and we will not rest until justice is served on their behalf,” U.S. Attorney Eldridge stated. “Every time a video or image involving sexual abuse of children is downloaded or viewed, those children are re-victimized.  We will continue to aggressively prosecute cases such as this and hold those who commit crimes involving children accountable for their actions.”

2 comments

  • Citizen4

    Consider this: The offender worked for a local mental health agency that has had multiple people arrested on the charge of child pornagraphy.

    This specific offender worked in IT and had access to video, and electronic records including the clinical information for each child seen. Has there been any investigation into the company. NO. Has there been any investigation to see if there was a breach in HIPPA, NO. Has there been an investigation to see if this offender used his position to victimize other children locally, NO. All of this has been swept under the rug.

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