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Repeat Sex Offender Sentenced to Ten Years in Prison for Possession of Images of Child Rape and Molestation

             A repeat federal felon, with prior state convictions for child molestation and child rape, was sentenced today in U.S. District Court in Seattle to ten years in prison for access with intent to view child pornography, announced U.S. Attorney Brian T. Moran.  BRIAN KEVIN RUBENAKER, 59, of Everett, Washington, was on federal supervision following a nearly 13-year sentence for possession of child pornography when he was linked to a laptop computer hidden at another offender’s residence.  Both men, convicted sex offenders, had their supervision revoked and were charged with new child pornography possession crimes.  At the sentencing hearing, Chief U.S. District Judge Ricardo S. Martinez also imposed ten years of supervised release to follow his prison term.

            “This defendant, already sent to state prison in 1998 for molestation and sexual abuse of minors, now faces a second significant federal sentence for acting on his sexual attraction to children,” said U.S. Attorney Brian T. Moran.  “Those who collect and share images and videos of children being raped and tortured feed a market that thrives on the sexual abuse of children.”     

            According to records filed in the case, in October 2018, two federal probation officers made an unannounced visit to the Everett home of sex offender Mark Dreblow who was also on federal supervision.  One of the probation officers noticed wires coming from a couch cushion.  Under the cushion was a laptop computer, which Dreblow said belonged to RUBENAKER.  Dreblow admitted the two men shared the computer and admitted it contained images of child sex abuse and exploitation.  A forensic examination of the computer determined it contained multiple images of children being abused and exploited.

            In 1998, RUBENAKER was convicted in Washington Superior Court of child molestation and rape of a child.  In 2006, RUBENAKER was sentenced in federal court to nearly 13 years in prison for possession of child pornography.  He was released in April 2016 on three years of supervised release.  RUBENAKER was arrested in December 2018 for conspiracy to possess child pornography and pleaded guilty to access with intent to view child pornography in January 2019.  Because of his status as a repeat offender, RUBENAKER was subject to a 10-year mandatory minimum sentence.

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