A man from Kansas City, Kan., has been sentenced to 10 years in federal prison for using the Internet to entice a 12-year-old girl in California to send him pictures of herself naked, U.S. Attorney Barry Grissom said today.
Robert Dobbertin, 40, Kansas City, Kan., pleaded guilty to one count of enticing a minor. In his plea, he admitted that in October 2008 a woman in Orange County, Calif., discovered that her 12-year-old daughter was involved in an online relationship with him.
The girl met Dobbertin through the web site Teenspot.com. When investigators served a search warrant at Dobbertin’s home in May 2009 they seized a computer containing child pornography and the records of two Yahoo! Messenger chats in which Dobbertin talked about his plans to travel to California to visit the girl and expressed a desire to have sex with her.
Grissom commended the FBI and Assistant U.S. Attorney Christine Kenney for their work on the case.